ok well i have a dvd/cd writer for my cd player and it has been working greast up until 2 days ago i came home and my mac was wide open.... i have no idea why... so i didnt think much of it everything loked like it was in place so i started u and put in a cd but when the mac got to the log in screen the disk door wouldnt open up. I tryed the eject button on the keyboard and it didnt work. Iogged in and still nothing it wasnt even reading the cd. i opened up the mac and every little thing was still plugged in in its right place. It seem kinda odd... i really odnt know wut to do aout it works up until the log in scree then its dies?
The life of an optical drive is a tough one. They just dont live very long-especially the older ones. I had an iOmega that lasted all of six months (CDR). Check you "about this Mac." Does it still recognize the drive? Also, try (if you have one) and put a different drive in its place. Try unplugging and replugging everything. If that doesnt work, repost and we will go from there. -maestro
its pretty much brand new. i have planty other ones and they all work. at leat 8 of them suckers lying around there jsut not as good as this one. i went to disk utilities to see if the cd sowed up there like normaly but it wasnt nothing happened when i logged in it didnt read it at all. i thought about reinstalling it but then it hit me that it doesnt work im gonna try to put in a new cord and see wut happens from there
well my neighbor wanted my to fix his Hp pavillion but the thing as trahed i dont know how he expected me to fix it.. the motherboard was cracked in five places and the cpu was fried. so he told me to chuck it so i was gonna sell it for parts. so i kept the cd player and am gonna sell the rest. but the cd player worked jsut fine in a pc. i put it in my ATX and it worked great.
So the computer starts it up but doesnt let you use it. It is probably incompatible with your mac. There is a program for hacking the os to recognize and use the drive. It is called PatchBurn 3. Check it out. -maestro
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