Superdrive trouble on a powerbook 12in, unable to read cds/dvds

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Random Rob, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Random Rob macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2005
    USA or Peru depending on time of year.
    I had two powerbook 12in 867mhz. One of them had a superdrive option in it and the other had just a regular combo drive. The one with the superdrive died, so I decided to swap the optical drives since I still burn dvds on the road. Now I installed the drive and made sure that all the connections where tight and connected (twice in fact). But it doesn't want to read any disc (cds and dvds).

    I have tried reseting pram, starting it up with a mac os tiger with the "c" key down and it won't read the disc. It will suck in the disc and spin properly, and when I hit the eject key it ejects. (but not until I hit the eject key.)

    Any ideas how I can make it work?

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Did you check in System Profiler to make sure OS X detected the drive?

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