something is up with my superdrive?


I've got a powermac g5 running 10.3.9. I put a cd/dvd in the drive and it reads fine, for a while, it seems if it sits idle for a period of time i can't read the disc. The icon leaves the desktop, it reads like there is no disc and never was and i can't eject the disc.

I can reboot the system and everything works fine, the drive reads like there are no problems at all. But once it sits then it stops working again.

I've tried every eject technique i can find/think of and nothing works except a reboot. I've already replaced the drive and keyboard with brand new. Still no help. I want to be able to read a disc i leave in for a hour without having to reboot to be able to read the disc.

Any ideas and help would be greatly appreciated.