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Subject:Weird imac glitch
Time:06:41 pm
I replaced the DVD drive - it now read and plays CDs, but won't access DVDs. My Tiger and Leopard disks are, of course, DVDs. This is just a bit baffling...

Anyone got any bright ideas, other than trying yet another DVD drive? Are there any arcane settings I should be looking at?

Update - pulled the drive, replaced it with the newest drive from my duplicator, that works fine. Back to CEX with the one I bought yesterday, I suppose... Now I need to back up some files from the hard drive that look interesting... ok, yes, they're games, but what the hell... and then reformat it and shove on Leopard.
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mrs_norris_mous
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Time:2015-03-23 09:41 pm (UTC)
Are you sure it's a dvd drive and not a cd drive ?
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ffutures
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Time:2015-03-24 02:27 am (UTC)
It's a DVD drive - DVD+- R, RW, DL
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ffutures
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Time:2015-03-24 12:41 pm (UTC)
Make that a faulty DVD - I put in another and it works without problems. A little annoying, but I can get a refund.
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beamjockey
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Time:2015-03-23 11:51 pm (UTC)
Will this machine do Target Disk Mode? (That is, pretending to be a disk drive peripheral to another Mac.) Maybe you could install OS X that way.

Check Low End Mac's specs for that particular model.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-03-24 02:28 am (UTC)
I know about that but I need to sort the drive anyway, might as well do that first.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-03-24 12:42 pm (UTC)
Drive now sorted - the replacement disk was also faulty. VERY annoying!
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