Question about Apple iMac G4 Desktop
I just replaced the hard drive on my g4 imac(flat panel). Everything works fine except the cd-dvd drive. it doesn't open,nor does it show up on system profiler. Also, during start up the grey apple logo changed to a 'no' sign, but then completed the startup without further ado.
It;'s not a great Idea flipping the mac over they have a special stand to put them on when working on them. But it should be able to cope with it. Your mac is relatively old now. With all the moving around it could have just given up the ghost.
They are quite tricky to work on with the hard drive sitting on top and the cables running over and down the side there is a stack of heat generated there. Just make sure you put ll the thermal back in. If it's not a miss seated connection it could be a number of things. Cable, heads. Trouble shooting is quite tricky. As it is a desktop, in a lot of cases it is cheaper to buy an external DVD reader/writer. They are faster now!
You should be able to install OK when it is in terminal mode. You could run disk utility but more than likely you'll have to run the installation again.
Sorry, not much help.
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
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