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OS 8.6 won't mount cd unless inserted wen the computer boots

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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.

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by:weed
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Sounds more like software than hardware. You're probably just missing some drivers or have a wacky system. Not much point running 8.6 on a G3 anyway so in the process update to 9.2.2. Should fix it up.
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I updated to os 9.2.2 and it still does the same thing.  Any other suggestions????

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by:weed
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Is it a 3rd party drive? One that someone installed? Perhaps NOT an apple drive?
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by:dnickelssa
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I guess I am not sure if it is an apple drive of not.
Here is what it says on he drive

La Cie Limited

24x Panasonic 17452995

The serial number I think, it is under a barcode it
7X15CZA43842

Model CR-508-B

That is all I know

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That's not an apple drive. So the Apple drivers naturally wont mount it. There are 3 ways around it. Install the LaCie drivers, update to OS X, or read the directions at http://www.macintouch.com/mosxreader10.2pt51.html
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by:Peter Loobuyck
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that should do it, lacie disks should be ok to mount on an apple machine
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by:patgmac
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Try installing the Toast CD Reader extension available from here:
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/87
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It was a driver issue
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