DVD wont mount or eject - please help

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I inserted a DVD and it did not mount. I opened DVD player manually and tried to open media. I get this error message "There was an initialization error. A valid DVD drive could not be found. [-70012] " Is there a way to manually eject a DVD?

Specs: Powerbook G4 1.25Gz OSX 10.4.7. I have a superdrive.


  • Reply 1 of 3
    meelashmeelash Posts: 1,045member
    Shutdown. Restart while holding down Mouse button.

    (Don't expect to get many replies to questions during a WWDC Keynote )
  • Reply 2 of 3
    plasmaplasma Posts: 74member
    I had restarted a couple of times and it did not work but then I shut down and let it sit for 15 mins. When I fired it back up the DVD magically mounted
  • Reply 3 of 3
    benzenebenzene Posts: 338member
    It's magic!

    Seriously though, my grandmother (who is actually quite computer savvy) got into the habit of smacking her G3 (running OS9) whenever it froze up. I told her that "hitting it won't ever solve anything", but one day, when OS9 has frozen solid again, she gave it a smack and immediately it started responding again.

    Could be a coincidence, but it was a little too immediate of a change. Strange.
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