Articles tagged 'cd'

It would appear that, somehow, I am the killer of Apple Powerbook G4 CD/DVD drives. It's not that they stop working, it's just that they refuse to relinquish their media. I had always thought it was a problem peculiar to my previous Powerbook, a 12" G4. It would often take days of attempt to get it to cough up the CD I'd inserted. So that I basically stopped using the drive wherever possible, particularly since having a CD inserted -- even unused -- whilst on batteries does unnecessarily drain power. Read more…