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ibook cd drive no longer reads discs

by doneill007 / June 11, 2007 7:45 AM PDT

i-book g3 Model # 6497 OS9.1

basically thats it - i place a cd for apps or music and it just doesnt recognize its there. i'll put the same disc in my ibook at work and its fine - so i know its not the disc.

any ideas? if it is broken can this be replaced/fixed? and where do i take it?

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I'd replace that drive if...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 8:34 AM PDT
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Is this iBook one of the
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 10:14 AM PDT

clamshell ones or is it a white iBook?
I ask as they both had different CD players installed. One had the pop out draw and the other was a slot loading one.

Bob's suggestion is a good one, the price of replacement cannot be too bad for this older machine.


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