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Standby & DVD player conflict

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castanou34 Calculating status...
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Dec 30, 2012 9:26 AM

Hello !

 

3 years after the acquisition of my Leopard MBP, currently running with Mac OS 10.5.8, it still gives me a lot of trouble, even if already in its warranty period the service Apple changed its motherboard and also the AirPort Card.

 

Since the original DVD burner no longer works , I just mounted today a "Toshiba-Samsung TS-L632", and enlarged a little bit the DVD aperture in the front panel case of the MBP.

 

After a P-RAM memory reset, the new DVD player works well.  

 

 

But after only one standby, for example by clicking on "Sleep" utility, the new DVD player does not work any more, and lauching for instance the "Disk Utility" induces the traditional endless rainbow disk ...

 

 

After a classic reboot, following the above-mentioned probs, the reader is no longer supported, but one can repeat the standby operations ...

 

To use again the DVD facilities, I need to reset again the P-RAM and/or the Mac SMC ...  !!

 

 

In summary there is a conflict between standby operation and the DVD-player suppport ...

 

 

So, any advice would be welcome ...  cause I am cracking up with this computer !!  

 

 

Thank you in advance, Best regards.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to castanou34)

    Hmmm, when it quites working does it disappeard in Disk Utility & System Profiler also?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to castanou34)

    One way to test is to Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, Test for problem in Safe Mode...

     

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive

     

    Reboot, test again.

     

    If it only does it in Regular Boot, then it could be some hardware problem like Video card, (Quartz is turned off in Safe Mode), or Airport, or some USB or Firewire device, or 3rd party add-on, Check System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed.

     

    Check the System Preferences>Other Row, for 3rd party Pref Panes.

     

    Also look in these if they exist, some are invisible...

     

    /private/var/run/StartupItems

    /Library/StartupItems

    /System/Library/StartupItems

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons

    /Library/LaunchDaemons

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 1:37 PM (in response to castanou34)

    If you had 3rd party prfs pane, they'd be in a new bottom row called Other.

     

    Invisibility Toggler - 1.1...

     

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/32246

     

    InVisibles - 1.5...

     

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14722

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 4:53 PM (in response to castanou34)

    Those may not exist.

     

    Biggest suspect so far is Norton, famous headache for Mac users.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 7:06 PM (in response to castanou34)

    I don't have any clues to go on, but I suspect the new drive now.

     

    Will ponder some more.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 9:37 AM (in response to castanou34)

    To find out if it's system wide or user specific, try this...

     

    Open System Preferences>Accounts, unlock the lock, click on the little plus icon, make a new admin account, log out & into the new account.

     

    Does it work in the new account?

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