missing cdrom drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bluemoon, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. bluemoon macrumors member

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    argh... i suddenly found out that that my powerbook no longer detects my cdrom drive! there's no icon no nothing..:( whenever i insert a disc, u hear some sound and it does nothing... anyone can help?:(
     
  2. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of CDs did you insert? Music CDs? Data CDs? And what are the settings in the System Preferences?
     
  3. bluemoon thread starter macrumors member

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    it doesn't read any type of disc.. err... it doesn't even detect that i got a cdrom drive...-_-! my whole icon is missing...:(
     
  4. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Have you done 'Repair Permissions' to fix the problem and reboot?
     
  5. bluemoon thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah... nothing seems to help..:( tried the reset PRAM too... it just seems as if i never had a cdrom drive at all..>_<
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Just a thought -- try rebooting from the system disk. (restart holding "C")

    If that doesn't work, it's almost certainly a hardware problem.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Before you do anything else, perform a PMU (Power Management Reset) reset. If that doesn't work, take it in to have it serviced, it's most assuredly a hardware issue.
     

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