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Force the system to find a 'lost' optical drive
Authored by: melodrama on Aug 09, '07 04:26:48AM

Looks like zahadum might need to go back on the medication.
I used to have this problem (insert disk -> not mounted on desktop, drive not listed in system profiler, eject button not working, open firmware not ejecting) intermittently on a PowerBook G4 with combo drive. Shutting down, gentle shake, firm words and a bit of aromatherapy would usually fix it. I always assumed a loose connection in the hardware somewhere. Then just as mysteriously, the problem vanished. Hasn't occurred for over a year now. I thought that maybe a system update somewhere along the line had fixed the problem.



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Force the system to find a 'lost' optical drive | where r my meds?
Authored by: zahadum on Aug 16, '07 04:00:15PM

@melodrama.

yes, u r correct.

i should accept that technology is just really good magic: so my problem isnt that apple is trying to trick me but rather that i am foolish enough to want to know how the trick works!

so i followed your advise: i broke out some candles, started chanting, and surrendered to the reality distortion field.

of course this didnt actually solve the real problem, but it made me feel much better about being the abject, helpless peon of our beloved overlord, his Steveness.

so maybe this is better than meds?

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