ok, I woke up this morning to hearing a repeated (thud, thud, thud) really fast. It was coming from my iBook DVD/CD-RW Drive in my 900MHz G3 Dual USB iBook. Worst thing is, there was no CD or DVD in it at the time.
I heard the same hiccuping at about 2 AM this morning and repeated hiccuping of the laser moving back and forth, except it was very faint. I was too tired to get up and check it since I had set the iBook to sleep the night before going to bed. Now the stupid thing won't read any discs. It tries to read them and produces the repeated thud. then while trying to eject it, it keeps going. after ~3 min it spits it out while it is still spinning.
I am really sick of this crappy computer. It has been in so many times (below I will list when it has been in and what for) and this thing is worthless! This is what it has beem in for:
3x Graphics chip came loose (see apple iBook Board replacement notice and extended warranty at http://www.apple.com)
2x Hard drive.
4x Power Adapter
worst of all, it was just in 2 weeks ago.
I am really sick of such crap that apple made when making the G3 iBook!! A lawsuit went thru just to get Apple to notice and create a replacement warranty for the infamous Graphics Chip coming loose from the hard drive vibration.
I was thinking about getting another Apple but am almost ready to reconsider. For a cheaper price, I can build a RELIABLE PC.
Is there a way I can even get Apple to replace my iBook with even a refurbished G4 iBook 800MHz? I don't even care if it is a stock system with low-end specs. (i.e., only 256MB ram)
The iBook still has another 2 yrs. warranty (well, actally, 1 1/2 yrs.) and I am trying to run a business and depend on this laptop. I have already had to call 2 people and tell them that I can't recover their DVD Data because I have no DVD Drive. (I now have no CD drive that I can use at all, with the laptop.) Please tell me how to get apple to get me a new laptop!!
PS: I already have to get a replacement cable for my power adapter.