Just got powerbook back from service and cd-rom doesnt work?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tyoelin, May 18, 2006.

  1. tyoelin macrumors member

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    California
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    I put a cd in the superdrive to start installing and nothing happens. No icons appear, nothing autostarts. I try to eject, again, nothing happens. I restart the computer once. Nothing. I restart a second time and now the superdrive starts to kick up and upon load the autostart runs. When it asks for the second CD, I put it in and nothing happens, it wont detect the CD.

    Is there a setting for this detection like there is in a PC?
     
  2. dmetzcher macrumors regular

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    Sounds like an issue with the drive. What you are describing would have noting to do with autostart in the PC. When you install something on a PC, and the installer asks for a second CD, that second CD usually is not autostart-capable. The installer is waiting for you to insert the CD, and, when it sees it, it continues on with its process.

    If you just got the machine back from service, I would call who ever serviced it for you and tell them that you have a problem.

    You could insert your OS install CD, and then restart your Mac, holding down the C key, so that you boot from the CD. If nothing happens, then you know you have an issue with the CD drive, and it's not an OS X problem, because you are not booted into OS X when you are starting up.
     

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