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Force the system to find a 'lost' optical drive
Authored by: hunterhicks on Aug 07, '07 07:55:04AM

This happens to me a lot- especially when ripping DVDs- something happens, the drive disappears, the ripping program hangs, and if I try to eject the DVD (sometimes still shows in the finder) the finder hangs and I have to hold the power button down for 5 seconds to kill the machine. Force quitting, etc. does not work. I'm using an NEC 7150, and it seems to be finicky. Quite annoying really. Restarting sometimes does not help- you have to turn off the machine, then turn it back on. This is on a dual 1ghrz quicksilver.

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