OS 8.6 won't mount cd unless inserted wen the computer boots
Posted on 2004-04-17
I have a power Mac G3 All in one beige computer. It is having a problem with the cd drive. If I put in a cd it spins up but will not mount. If I leave the cd in and restart the computer he cd mounts fine. I can then take out the cd and put in new ones and they all mount untill I resart without a cd in. I have checked all the connections(have not replaced any cables yet) and jumpers. Everything seems to be in right spot.
There are two ata hard drives in this computer and the Cd rom is SCISI.
There apeared to be a problem when the cd would mount when the computer started it would not recognize the second hard drive. I unhooked the 2nd hd but still no luck with the cdrom.
When I cannot mount the cd, system profiler says the CD rom is there and it says no mountable media inserted when the cd is in.
Any help would be much apreciated.