5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2007 5:24 PM by yohanus
yohanus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a Imac G3 power pc slot loading 350Mz with 128 megs of ram one fire wire port on the side. The problem is that the cd rom will not accept and cd's what so ever. When I try to put a cd into the drive it ***** the cd in half way runs a second or so and spits it back out. I thought it was the hardware and bought a new one off of Ebay and it does the same thing. Could this be software related and if so what do I need to do or download? Any help would be apreciated. Oh the cd rom is a model CR-1750-B 24X CD ATAPI 678T0189 Manufactured Nov. 1999

Imac, Mac OS X (10.1.x), Powerpc G3
  • 1. Re: CD dirve wont except cds
    Christopher Neufeldt Level 2 Level 2 (410 points)
    It's doing the slot load intro from the keynote when it was introduced!!

    it's possible that it is a software problem. Try a PRAM reset and if you have mac os x repair permissions.
  • 2. Re: CD dirve wont except cds
    yohanus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    trying not to sound too stupid how do i do a PRAM reset?
  • 3. Re: CD dirve wont except cds
    Duane Level 10 Level 10 (117,955 points)
    KB 2238, Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM

    I have a Imac G3 power pc slot loading 350Mz with 128 megs of ram one fire wire port on the side.


    None of the 350 MHz iMacs have FireWire.
  • 4. Re: CD dirve wont except cds
    yohanus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry I liked at the side again an it is not fire wire just network and USB. I did reset the PRAM which did not help at all. next sugestion please would be most apriciated.
  • 5. Re: CD dirve wont except cds
    yohanus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    here is what the system profiller says about the machine
    the dvdrom drive box has the following information in it
    unit 1
    ATA device atapi
    device serial
    deice AA32
    product DVD ROM SR-8184
    Vendor Matshita

    this is the drive that is currently in the machine I baught to replace the one that was in it when i got it and it does the same thing as the original. ti will not accept any kind of disk what so ever the disk goes in about halfway and stops the feed rollers continue to rol for about 3 to 5 secs. then stop. If i pull the cd a little it will then kick it out. Bad Drive or saftware problem? I have littel to no experience with MACs and really would like to have the drive working. I do not have access to another machine and the guy at the cumper repair shops says throw the whole thing in the river and use it for a boat anchor because thats all its good for any ways. any help would be greatly apreciated thanks.