powerbook all of a sudden getting error message (-2147352480)

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  1. twelve macrumors member

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    drive in powerbook all of a sudden getting error message (-2147352480)
    when i insert a cd. the only thing i did recently was an update to 10.2.3 Could this be the problem? Any Help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Have you repaired disk permissions since updating?

    Also be sure to uninstall every hack or system modifier you might have installed. If that works then reinstall them from the original installers one by one.
     
  3. twelve thread starter macrumors member

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    how is this done in os x?
     
  4. morlium macrumors regular

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    Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility>First Aid>Repair Disk Permissions.

    nooch.
     
  5. twelve thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you, i will try it, though why would repairing the hd fix the drive?
     
  6. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    You're not repairing the hard drive you are repairing the file permissions. If the permissions are corrupted the system may not have permission to access a file necessary to operate your cd drive.

    Here is an explanation on why and how to repair disk permissions.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17722
     

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