I have a dual 867 MHz MDD Powermac. It has a combo drive and a super drive installed in it. Since I've had it (about a year now), every few months suddenly the computer isn't reading any drives. I'll try to insert a CD, press the eject button, and meanwhile, the menu bar eject button when pressed reads 'no drives'.
I've opened the computer up to fiddle with the cables and ribbons and make sure everything is secure. It's fine! But why the $#!@ is this happening again?
(Not to mention I hate opening up my computer because I'm afraid of damaging something by rummaging through there!)
you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today...
We see issues with both the order and the jumper setting of dual opticals in MDD.
While theory says both should be cable select practice seems to dictate putting the SD first on the chain as master and the Combo underneath as slave.
Brands seem to vary as well so prhaps if you can do without the Combo that might be the simplest solution.
__________________ Spring Cleaning Sale email for flyer..sweet prices across the board • Many Retina's, Airs, new iMacs all on sale - great • OWC at par Trades welcome
to check jumpers on the back of the optical drives you would likely have to pull them out of the case.
Most drives have a diagram right on them to tell you how to set jumpers for master. slave, or cable select.
In the manuls it says that most drives can just be set to cable select, but as MacDoc says, your milage may vary, depending on what you have.
Or you could just pull out the cables for the combo and live without it