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Standby & DVD player conflict

829 Views 27 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2013 6:49 PM by BDAqua RSS
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 4:20 PM (in response to castanou34)

    It would appear to be not completely comatible, but have we tried this yet?

     

    Before sleep or standy...

     

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this later happens.

  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,565 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 7:39 AM (in response to BDAqua)

    In my experience with hundreds of different Macs coming into our facility each year,  using standby is the cause of many problems.

     

    We  never use standby or sleep as it disconnects the video cards and drives out of our ststem.

     

    To me if everything is working well from a standard boot, never use standby or sleep, just shut the Macdown properly after working on the machine. In our conference suite, if a Mac sleeps during an interval, the optical drive, Keynote, Quicktime player never work properly untill its re-booted.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to Gary Scotland)

    Interesting, thanks, I've not seen Optical dropping, but nowhere near your experiences in numbers!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 8:46 PM (in response to castanou34)

    OK, good work, off hand, that seems like a Hardware problem with the Disk or Disc.

     

    Boot off your *original* Install Disk while holding down the *d key*, (not c key), then run the extended Apple Hardware Test. Some disks require you to use the Option key at bootup to select AHT. Some Discs have it inexplicably on Disc #2. Some models have a separate AHT CD.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to castanou34)

    I don't think AHT checks the Optical drive, in fact I've seen where the Hard Drive was bad & AHT just skipped the HDD test completely.

     

    Furthermore, If it does check it & finds it not there, it'll likely skip that test... & tell you everything is hunky dory.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to castanou34)

    Might not be a case of restricting, more likely it would be support for talking to it isn't inclided, but, the random nature seems like some hardware timing issue.

     

    I forget, is this an IDE or SATA Optical?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 6:49 PM (in response to castanou34)

    Hmmm, maybe this one, are there any jumpers on yours?

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MMB5SD8XDLK/

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