Desktop won't see CD/DVD drive on desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by supermacdesign, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. supermacdesign macrumors member

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    This is the issue. My folks bought a rebuilt (it's mint trust me) 400mhz G4. It is running 10.4.5 so it's got all the updates. We put a c CD or DVD into the drive and nothin shows up on the desktop. I checked the connections, it's all hooked up. What could possibly be the problem and how can I fix it?

    Thank you guru's.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    open up your Finder Preferences and make sure that CDs, DVDs, and iPods are checked off to be shown on the Desktop.
     
  3. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    If the above doesn't work, try using different CDs and DVDs. Some Macs are very picky about what type of media they will accept. :p
     
  4. supermacdesign thread starter macrumors member

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    Bummer the CD/DVD choices were selected in the Finder preferences and I did try a variety of media in the drive. None of them will be recognized by the computer. I even opened iTunes and then popped a CD in hopes the disc would appear in iTunes if not on the desktop, no such luck.

    Where do I go from here now?
     
  5. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    How about Apple Support's troubleshooter for Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet): CD/DVD Disc Does Not Appear on Desktop.

    Sounds like the tower isn't talking to your computer.
     

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