Issue with PowerMac G5 and DVD drive.

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Issue with PowerMac G5 and DVD drive.

The problem: I ran software updater after doing a clean install of OS X due to a filestructure error.

Prior to the software update everything worked fine, but now it won't open or anything.

ASP recognizes it as "SONY DVD RW DW-U21A"

But when I run drutil in terminal, it says:

-chroco$ drutil tray open
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- Could not find a valid device.
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-chroco$ drutil status
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- Could not find a valid device.

another issue is when I booted into single user mode, it would lock up before I could completely type in the "fsck -fy" command, yet it would still boot into OS X O.o

any of you out there in apple guru land have any ideas on what the issue could be? Or is the general consensus going to be to call apple?

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Can you boot from the drive?

Can you boot from the drive? If so, then there's a problem with your OS X installation, and your best bet would be to reinstall the OS. If not, take the machine in to be repaired.

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Boot from the DVD drive? I

Boot from the DVD drive?

It won't open, and it won't even recognize it. No way to reinstall the OS if it won't open/recognize/read the drive...

-chroco$ drutil tray open
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- Could not find a valid device.

should have opened it when F12 or the eject key on the kbd wouldn't open it.

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start up holding the mouse bu

start up holding the mouse button down. IIRC this sends a message thro' hardware to open the DVD tray.

From there try booting off an OS X disk, if you have 10.4 you'll have access to the terminal to test whether or not you can then open it with software commands.

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Re: start up holding the mouse bu

start up holding the mouse button down. IIRC this sends a message thro' hardware to open the DVD tray.

That just wound up locking it up as well.

Guess I'll be calling tech support ASAP...

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try zapping the pram

did u try zapping the pram or resetting the open firmware (reset-nvram reset-all)?

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