Power issues (?) with superdrive after upgrade

onejuan

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 28, 2007
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Hi all,

I've searched the forum and can't find any other mention of this issue so here goes...

I recently upgraded my RAM to 2Gb on my Intel Mini. I also installed a new hard drive as the existing one had failed. I restarted and the install started fine (Disk 1 of OSX 10.4 was already in the superdrive). I formatted the new disk fine, and got to the end of Install Disk 1, when the mac restarted (as you'd expect). On restart Disk 1 was ejected from the superdrive. Now the problem. The superdrive seems to have died. My mac is asking for Disk 2, but when I try to insert it, there is absolutely no response from the superdrive. I'm guessing there's a problem with the power but that's pure speculation. I've removed the 2Gb and replaced the 512Mb that was originally there, to rule that out. I'm at my wits end - can anybody help?

Thanks in advance.
JP
 

onejuan

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 28, 2007
2
0
No, it won't accept any CD or DVD. No response, as if it has no power. Perhaps that is the problem, but I have no idea where to go from here!
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
Wait, has the screen gone blank? Has the thing completely died on you? Try unplugging it from the power overnight and then plugging it back in tomorrow. Also, I hope you've disconnected all your third party peripherals! :D