I've decided it is time to disassemble this iBook G4 to hopefully find only a disconnected wire to the DVD drive that can no longer be recognized and no longer accepts CD or DVD disks when they are slid in to the slot.
The nonoperative condition of the optical drive happened after a very short fall from a bed to a floor. Yes, this is the second tumble and the same thing happened the first time however, that time there was a disk in the drive which I could not get out.
A fairly expensive trip to a great repair shop resulted in a fine working machine that was reported to only have had a wire to the optical drive disconnected.
So I ask myself, if I can tune a Volvo Penta engine on my boat, why can't I do this simple (?) procedure?
I have found one decent step by step site (for a G3 I think). http://www.bluap.nl/mac/ibookdual.php
Would anyone care to add some advice or offer an opinion or direct me to a better step by step website?