Question about Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop
I wanted to install a burner in the G4 and once I did nothing works. I have checked all cables, the dvd-rom was set to master and I made sure the cd-rw was set to master as well, after installing the cd-rw I booted the machine up which by the way was running fine, OSX 10.2.8 the boot up froze on me so I reset the boot up and then nothing. After putting the dvd-rom back thinking that it had something to do with the cd-rw still nothing. To get the dvd-rom door to open I have to un-plug the ribbon cable, same as hard drive, to get it to spin up properly I have to un-plug ribbon cable. I have bad feeling that the mother board is toast. Any other suggestions would be appreciated as I am new to Mac's.
There are two IDE buses on these. On each bus the devices must be set as master and slave just like a PC. Disconnect the ZIP 100 drive as it is obsolete. This will free up a slave position on that bus. You can also get a PCI card if you want to add more devices such as hard drives.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
Can you try installing the new burner as a slave and the zip as the master?
Had a pc once that refused to boot at all with a new DVD burner in it, alongside a DVD-ROM. The burner was replacing a CDRW drive, swapped the drives master and slave settings over and it worked.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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