Drives won't open

Posted by: NucleusG4

Drives won't open - 10/08/12 04:53 PM

Have 2 drives on tower and both refuse to open from kb but open fine from Toast.
What do I reset for that...PRAM?

Edit that: Toast had a little resistance from them at first... but then opened.

I can hear the drive mechanism trying to open... but it doesn't.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Drives won't open - 10/08/12 07:12 PM

Odd that both would go bad at the same time. When you hear the drive mech is that from the kb?

If you hold/tape the doors down will the tray open?

Boot from the Recovery partition if on one of the Lions, or from an install DVD if lower, have a disc in the other tray. Launch Disk Utility from the Installer screen and see if the disc ejects okay from there, to eliminate software. I don't know if the kb would work then but you can try that too.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Drives won't open - 10/09/12 04:52 AM

It's weird.
I don't think it's any kind of hardware issue like the case or doors getting in the way. It just seems to be stuck. After burning several items with Toast... I quit Toast and now the trays eject on both just fine.

On another note... I accidentally found out the Option-"Sound MUTE" key combo brings up the Sound Pref Pane. smile
Posted by: steveg

Re: Drives won't open - 10/09/12 07:54 AM

Also, Option + either brightness key brings up the displays panel, and Option + Mission Control key brings up that panel.