OSX doesn't read my CD drive!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Maclarny, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Maclarny macrumors 6502

    Maclarny

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    I just noticed it recently when I wanted to reinstall Myth 2. I noticed the CD didn't come up on the desktop so I tried another CD. That didn't work. So I booted into 9.1 and it read all my CDs just fine. I am running a PowerMac G4 "Yikes!" 400mhz with 10.2.8. Just now I looked at my system profiler in X and noticed that it doesn't seem to think my CD drive exists. Anyone else had any similar problems?
     
  2. alset macrumors 65816

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    Same thing with an external burner that I have on my FW chain. It's a real bummer, cuz it's much faster than the built-in.

    Dan
     
  3. Maclarny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but I'm saying it doesn't read my internal drive.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Is it a factory drive, or a 3rd party replacement?

    Seems Apple started changing some of the drivers, and the last couple OS updates 10.2.8 & 10.3.x killed some third party device support.

    Though 10.3 went a bit further and killed a bunch of the optical drive hacks.
     
  5. Maclarny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's a factory drive. This is the one and only drive that's ever been in this PowerMac. It's possible that 10.2.8 screwed it up a bit. Hopefully 10.3 will fix this problem.
     
  6. Macette macrumors 6502

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    Same problem here - the dual Ghz G4 at my work only mounts CDs in OS9, not in X.

    Ran hardware test - but no problems came up. Anybody got any ideas? Reinstalling the OS is difficult because of time constraints.
     
  7. Lore macrumors newbie

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    System doesn't recognize ANY cd/dvd drives

    :mad: I'd call this an intermittent problem. Neither my factory installed cd/dvd drive nor my Boa Firewire cd-rw is recognized after installing Panther. Some days one or the other is recognized, but on re-start one or both may disappear. It would be nice to fix the problem by re-installing Panther again... I've tried this several times... but, once again, neither drive is recognized. Has anyone found a solution??????
     
  8. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Have any of you guys delved in Terminal to see what's listed with disktool or in your /Volumes directory?

    Also, what does system profiler say?
     
  9. Maclarny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I installed Panther it fixed the problem with my CD Drive.
     
  10. Lore macrumors newbie

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    CD/DVD recognition

    The only thing that works is to shut down the computer and turn off all power. even turning off power strip. Wait. Wait. Turn all power back on and start up. Then, internal CD/DVD is recognized. No re-starts from system allowed.
     

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