AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 61 Posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
I am sure the answer to this will be "Jafa did it", but I'll ask anyway.
I've been humming right along with a Pioneer combo CD/DVD burner in my Mac G4 tower, but tonight, for some reason, it has decided it no longer wants to read or burn DVD discs. It handles CDs just fine, but it won't recognize a blank DVD popped into the tray, a commercial DVD, nor a previously burned data DVD.
The only thing I've installed since it last worked right was the latest Security Update for 10.4, but I don't see how that could be the problem, but who knows. Anyone have any cool ideas other than "drop kick it to see if that helps"?
(If I don't answer any questions right away, I could either be afk watching tennis or asleep.)
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21592 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1490 times:
The laser itself will also deteriorate with use, and the mechanical parts will wear down eventually, but I've had a dusty lens as well and regained much of the original functionality after disassembling and cleaning the drive...
(Never operate the drive with its protective cover removed!)