Contribution d'origine par : Richard ,
Good to hear; I'm going to try the same thing. The mostly-working Mac Mini A1176 I just picked up also has a failing optical drive. It seems to have no problem with CDs and CDRs; occasionally reads DVDs and DVD-ROMs but usually spits 'em back out, and never accepts DVD-Rs or DVD+R/DLs (purple substrate). The existing drive claims to be a Matshita UJ-846-C (aka Panasonic) and is also labeled Apple Super 846CA. Checks seem to indicate the UJ846C costs around $50 on eBay and more at retail (although it seems to cost $199.95 [http://www.ifixit.com/PowerBook-Parts/G4-Aluminum-17-Inch-1-67-GHz-HR-8x-SuperDrive-UJ-846/IF155-045|here on ifixit]). But several Panasonic UJ-846-Bs are selling for much less over on [http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m570&_nkw=panasonic+uj+846|eBay], so I'm going to try that first.