Help:10.2.8 can't see internal CD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by eytan, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. eytan macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2003
    Bay Area, CA

    I've noticed that my internal CD drive has stopped
    reading/recognizing CD disks when they are put in the
    internal drive. If I put a disk in, nothing shows.
    The drive does open and close as usual when I push the
    manual control on it.

    I am running OS 10.2.8. I am running on a 400mz
    G4 of the Yikes (PCI gaphics) model with 704 mg RAM.

    When I restart in OS 9.2.2 (which is also on my hard
    disk) the internal CD works fine, and reads disks

    So this is not a hardware fault, as far as I know.

    I have already run Norton Systemworks 3, Disk Warrior, and Disk
    Utility (including fixing all permissions), and the problem remains. I've even used compressed air to make sure the drive is clean.

    My question is: Does anyone have any suggestion as to
    1. Can you think of a way figuring this out and fixing
    2. If that doesn't work, what else should I do?
    (please don't tell me do a clean reinstall of OX10.2
    except as a last resort).


  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    this bites

    Well, you have enough to conclude that the drive is not the problem. Its the mostly the OS's problem. Check and see if there is a drive firmware update for the drive to work in OSX. Other than that, I would have to ask, did this happen after an update? If so, check apples forums with people with the same problem. Then, it would mean a reinstall of the OS, and update to the point that it broke or all the way if it didn't happen just after an update.

    Suggestion, don't use the Norton stuff, Diskwarrior is good, but you really only need to use Disk Utility with repairing preferrences. Its not like a PC where you need to defrag, scan disk, and all the other stuff.
  3. reaper macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2004
    19th Hole
    does system profiler see the cd drive?

    - reaper
  4. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
    When I got my G5 last year with Panther, it wouldn't recognize audio CDs. DVDs and data CDs, no problem. It seemed like something with user preferences. Since it was a new machine with nothing (realy) installed, I re-installed the OS and haven't had a problem since.

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