flashing folder icon!

kanackattack201

macrumors newbie
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Aug 30, 2007
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i just installed a new superdrive on my mac mini, and when i booted it up, i see a grey screen with a flashing folder on it that has a ? and then the mac OS sign! i have tried everything, reseting RAM and PRAM, i looked at the apple forums, no help, nothing is working!!! also, when i put back in my old defective drive, it works again! the only thing is, that the defective drive doesnt work, so im out of luck!:confuse please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks-

trevor
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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If you boot holding OPTION with the new drive installed, does it take you to a screen where you can select your startup disk and boot into OSX?
 

kanackattack201

macrumors newbie
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Aug 30, 2007
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i have tried that, and what i get is a watch (obviously a wait sign) and then two buttons, a refresh, circular arrow button, and an arrow pointing to the right. nothing else, just a blue screen.
 

kanackattack201

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 30, 2007
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actually, now that i look at it, one says DVR-K05PC ( the new one), and the old one is DVR-K06/1.... could that be the prob????