Mac, Here's the scoop. iMac G-5 PPC allin one[purchased11-05]Tiger OS X 10.4.11. Noticed some issues with super drive not reading disks made on my pc a while back. Didn't use drive much in the whole time. Started doing some research on Apple help [ 70+ pages of very disenchanted Mac'ers with some very interesting remedies. Primary issue seemed to be the optical pick up being dirty for my issue- plays music CD but ejects blank CD's, DVD's, recorded DVD's & system disk. The sanest idea came from a name I recognized as being very knowledgable on other issues. Try using a cleaning disk. Granted, the Best buy life forms are questionable but so were the Genius barrista's. Their concern was the 'grab feature' & other internals being damaged or hanging up because of the bristles.
With this type of drive is this a valid concern?
Another idea was to blast it with air, noting the location of the opt pu generally but not exact enough to go for it. [in about an inch- but WHERE- top, bottom, middle ?]
So there you have it, the machine still works well, is compact & portable for what it is.