Unveiled in 1999 as Apple's portable computer for consumers.

302 Questions View all

Why do dvd's freeze (not cracked or scratched)?

When I watch dvd's in the disc drive, they will freeze part way through the movie. I try ejecting or fast forwarding or skipping scenes but it keeps happening. They are not cracked or scratched.

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0


Please tell us which Mac you are using. Thanks


It's an iBook G3 - OSX 10.3.9


Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Sounds like

overheating. Playing DVDs are processor intensive tasks... If you haven't maxed out the RAM there's even more processing going on (reading writing to VM).

Cleaning out inside with canned Air, Maxing out RAM, Verifying the HD, & having >10% free space on the HD could all help solve the problem.

If this answer was helpful please remember to mark it accepted.

Good Luck,


Was this answer helpful?

Score 2
Add a comment

Add your answer

Ellen will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 5

Past 7 Days: 26

Past 30 Days: 114

All Time: 3,219