mac mini no recoder found - HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darklighter, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. darklighter macrumors member

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    My Mac Mini which I normally use to burn DVDs and CDs says "no recorder found" when I try burning a DVD with Toast.

    I tried inserting a disc into the superdrive and it's not taking it. It acts like it's off. About This Mac say "no burning device found".

    Does anyone know how to fix it. I tried restarting my computer several times.
     
  2. zami macrumors regular

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    #2
    I'm on my third optical drive in my MacMini !

    Second HD as well...
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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  4. darklighter thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, I was hoping I could avoid that. It's an old G4 mac mini.
     
  5. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    Pop it open, reseat connections. Restart. If the problem persists, get a new drive. Sorry, mate, that's all the advice I have.
     
  6. darklighter thread starter macrumors member

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    Any other ideas? Resetting PRAM? Rebuild permissions?
     
  7. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    unfortunately it appears to be hardware related based off the description.

    Maybe run a hardware test to be sure.
     

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