Update On Radeon 5770 Install. Blu Ray Drive Next. Questions...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by davenportbuzz, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. davenportbuzz, Sep 2, 2011
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    davenportbuzz macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2006 MP 1,1 and the Radeon 5770 works just fine. No glitches. Installing it was easy but I was surprised to find the metal plate on the right of the card does not line up well against the MAC housing so I couldn't screw the PCI bracket back into place. I reinstalled the card several times and it looked perfectly set, yet the holes on the right did not line up very well (almost but not perfectly). I was finally able to muscle the top screw in enough and tighten down so the PCI bracket could be secured (couldn't get bottom one in). Turned MAC on and everything is perfect. Anyone have that problem with the bracket reattachment??

    Tonight I want to install a new LG (LGEUH12LS28KMPL) blu-ray drive from OWC (with Mac Pro 1,1 cable kit). The instructions make it look like a long process with multiple steps. It says I have to remove everything (hard drives, memory cards, video card (and that pesky PCI bracket I BARELY got back on - now have to remove again), fan assembly and memory bay. Wow! I've added hard drives, memory and graphics card recently but this looks pretty involved. You think a newbie like me can tackle this one myself?? Any inside tips would be appreciated!
     
  2. blunti macrumors 6502a

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  3. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    We believe in you!

    wait all that just to install a CD Drive, damn Apple really wants to get rid of those! :p
     
  4. Mr Ski 73 macrumors regular

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    Did you take out the second blanking plate the graphics card is double width. This should enable you to put everything back together properly.

    Ref blu ray drive it is likely this needs a data connector and therefore you need to take out the fan assembly
     
  5. davenportbuzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Success! I was able to install the blu-ray drive and get everything back together. Thank God Apple makes it easy (for people like me)! At first I hadn't removed the face plate from the drive so the tray couldn't open. Took a while to get the pesky thing off but I realized how easy it was. All is well now. :D

    Except that while I'm trying to burn a blu ray in Toast (with the blu ray plug in) the drive keeps rejecting and spitting out my new blank Memorex blu ray discs. Not yet sure the cause but perhaps this LG UH12LS28 doesn't like "Memorex" discs?? I'll do some hunting online and play with it some more tonight. Hopefully it's not the drive and I can resolve this soon. :confused:
     

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