So I've got a Tibook with a dead DVD drive and I'm trying to figure out whether out there's any possibilty of the cause being software or logicboard related, because I've since replaced the DVD drive with another drive (I installed it myself) and It eats discs worse than the last drive did. OK. Here's the situation. FIrst I'll mention that I tried/am trying to put up a site with pictures of the Tibook so that the damaged state of it can be seen for those who might be interested in the issue. Anyway. I have a 17" Aluminum and a 15" Tibook, and I use the Tibook as a backup system for the Tibook, here is a quick break down of the two laptop systems.
Powerbook G4 17".
OS X 10.3.7
80 Gig Hard Drive.
1.5 Ghz CPU
2 GIg RAM
Broken Powerbook G4 15".
100 Gig Hard Drive
400 Mhz CPU
128 MB RAM
dead DVD/CD-Rom drive
dead built-in firewire port (smashed contact)
The hard drive on the Tibook was replaced from a 10 gig that died on me. When it died, I installed the 100 gig from Seagate, and formatted/installed the system, then transferred over from the 17" my /User directory to sync up the two. About a week and a half ago... and I'm afraid you're going to have to forgive me because I can't remember what was missing, but I decided to run a system install as an upgrade because a piece of software was missing that I wanted from the system set. I believe due to my error. What happened, though was that during the second install CD, the installation stopped recognizing. I got the disc to eject, but the second time I tried the disc I heard a clicking and grinding and when I finally got the disc to eject, the disc had a crack in it.
I ordered a drive from ebay, and installed it, and the drive seizes the disc instantly when I try to put it into the slot. Here is the link to the seller on the ebay site, who seems like a disreputable fellow:
, though I learned this lately, because this was my first dealing with ebay, unfortunately. What I'm wondering, though, is if this could be a problem with my logic board, and if my Tibook is up the creek? So I think that's about it.