I have a 14" G3 iBook, the dual USB one running OSX 10.2.8 with 640MB Memory and 900MHz Processor. Just a cheap thing I bought online.
When I first switched it on it was working fine. Opened the disc drive to test it worked and it was fine. Played a DVD with it fine. Stopped it and ejected it then closed the disc tray and restarted after doing some software updates.
When I switched it back on the disc tray opened itself making a strange noise not like before just before it plays the startup chime. Its been doing this since I used the disc drive and it also does it when you power on from sleep too. Does anyone have any ideas?
I have tried the hardware test CD, Starting up in OS9, Blowing into the drive, Making sure eject buttons and mouse button aren't jammed at all, Reinstalling the OS and all apps using an external drive and doing all available updates. There are no devices connected to it, and it still does it.
If the disc drive needs replacing, how easy is it to open it up to get to it?
Thanks, And just thought I'd ask if anyone had any ideas before I try to replace the drive.