drive not recognized

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Super20, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Super20 macrumors regular

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    I put a new dvd burner in my G4 AGP graphics model running 10.4.7. 500mhz, 480mb ram. The other drive I had put in was recognized perfectly. It was not a dvd burner though, just a dvd drive. It's a lite-on (can't remember specifics). It's set to slave. Does it need to be set to master or something? It's plugged in the right way and everything.
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  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    If the other drive is set to Master, then the DVD Burner needs to be set as slave.

    OR

    If the other drive is set to slave, then you need to set the DVD Burner as master.

    In other words, they both can be set as the same thing. One has to be slave and the other has to be master.

    If you can't get anything to work, try CS or cable select.

    Also, look in Apple System Profiler under the ATA section and see if the drive shows up. To get to Apple System Profiler you can click on the Apple Menu and choose About this Mac and then click on the More Info button.
     
  3. Super20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the help. Just needed to set the dvd burner to master and away she went!
     

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