I had no issues with my original cd drive, once in a while I would hear funny noises from the drive itself, but it played every single disk I inserted!! I purchased a new cd drive as a upgrade for my G5.
From reading all the apple discussions, and may others from various sites....this is what I found as a possible solutions.......
Purchase and employ a DVD/CD drive cleaning disc. These discs
are designed to remove dirt, dust, and static buildup from your optical
drive. Alas, most users who tried this solution found that the cleaning
disc would be ejected before it could do any good.Use a can of compressed air to blow inside your computer's optical
disc slot and clear away any built-up dust. While several users found
this solution helpful, others claimed it didn't eliminate the problem,
and at least one user found it actually made the problem worse -
rendering him unable to insert a disc at all.One user recommended tapping right above the disc drive as it begins
to slow down its reading prior to ejecting the disc. While this one
user swore by this solution, others found it had no effect and,
frustrated, suggested that tapping with a hammer might relieve more
stress.Several users found that repairing permissions in Disk Utility and
resetting PRAM/NVRAM cleared up their issues, though many others said
this produced no positive effect for them.One user, whose discs weren't being ejected but instead simply
weren't mounting, found success by changing the default system behavior
for when a disc is inserted in the CDs & DVDs pane of System
Preferences.Several users said that opening Disk Utility prior to inserting a
disc solved their problem, though again, success with this solution
wasn't widespread.Most - but not all - users who had their SuperDrives replaced -
either under warranty from Apple, by paying out-of-warranty fees to
Apple, or by doing it themselves - found their problems went away. Some
reported needing multiple replacements or even a logic board replacement
before the problem disappeared.For users whose machines are out of warranty, buying an external
optical drive is a cheaper option than replacing the internal drive.
Though, as mentioned above, at least some users found that they were
unable to read discs even when using an external drive.
Absolutely nothing worked so far, as for purchasing a new external drive, ha!!
What really amazes me is when i put the back the original drive (which was fully working before i upgraded) Is giving me the same error as the new drive and I can not play any disks on any of my drives!!
Does anyone have the real solution to this issue instead trying "everyones" possible cures??
If I called a witch doctor, you think with there staff they can way a fix for my cd drive issues??