Loc: The Wizard's Balcony
Ok... this is getting annoying. On both systems, the optical drive seems to shut down or something after a time. This means, of course, that no discs can be read, and it won't even eject. The only solution seems to be rebooting the machine. When this happens, System Profiler crashes if you try to view either the IDE or SATA devices. Every other category is fine.
Loc: The Wizard's Balcony
On my machine at home, it seems to happen within a couple of hours of the drive having been used. It's harder to tell on this one at work, 'cause I use the drive more often.
I should also note that on my machine at home (I can't remember if the one at work does it), when I try to reboot it when this is happening, the machine freezes at the point where only the desktops are visible. I then have to hold the power button for five seconds to get it to shut down.
Do you have your jumpers on Master or Cable Select, third from the right? I had it on Master since it was the only device on the G5 bus, but when I tried to burn a CD it started kind of, but wouldn't burn. My Console was giving the same message as you posted above. I couldn't Relaunch the Finder, and System Profiler hung after going to Disc Burning, it couldn't be Force Quit either. I tried to Restart but after it quit everything it wouldn't restart. I could launch an app from the dock to get to the Apple Menu and get back to the Force Quit window, but couldn't do anything with the Finder or System Profiler, had to push and hold the power button.
I moved the jumper to Cable Select and it works now and the Console messages are gone. I didn't have time to let it sit, I'll call her Monday and see if it's still working. It's a business and the computer will be on but not in use the whole weekend.
I'm bummed we're having these problems. Pioneer drives have always been bullet proof for me or I wouldn't have recommended one, or bought one. I did a bit of research today and found out that they have changed chipsets from NEC in all previous models, to Mediatek for the 118s. I'm going to get in touch with Pioneer tech support and see if they can offer anything. I couldn't find any firmware update info on their site either, it stopped at the 117 line.
This was on 10.5.8 BTW, what's on your end? I may have to get one for home and see what happens here.
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