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CDROM door won't open after sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/09/29 - Benjamin Slade

On my Mac OS X 10.3.5 G4, I've had a problem for a while (past several revs of the operating system) where after waking up from sleep, I can't get my CDROM drive door to open using the "underlined up-arrow" key.

Does anybody else have this sort of problem?

On the G4, there's no hole for a paper-clip to mechanically force the drive door open. Is there anyway to do this on a G4? Are there any low level software commands to do this?

Thanks
Ben Slade
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Message #2 - Posted 2004/09/30 - Sander Tekelenburg

Previously, Benjamin Slade wrote:

[open CD drive]

[...] Is there anyway to do this on a G4? Are there any low level software commands to do this?

If it's a burner

$ drutil tray open

should work. One would expect there's also something for non-burners, but I can't find it.

Sander Tekelenburg, <http://www.euronet.nl/~tekelenb/>

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/10/02 - Clark Martin

Previously, Benjamin Slade wrote:

On my Mac OS X 10.3.5 G4, I've had a problem for a while (past several revs of the operating system) where after waking up from sleep, I can't get my CDROM drive door to open using the "underlined up-arrow" key.

I've encountered various problems with hardware not waking up after sleep. I think it's a bug in either the power management hardware or software. I had one machine which all too often would wake up from sleep, I'd try to do something, it would attempt to access the harddisk and then stop with the beach ball cursor. I had to pull the power cord to get it to start again. I've also seen the same sort of thing happen with PC Cards, USB and CD-ROM drives in addition to the HD. Unfortunately I don't know of any fix other than to shut down or pull the power.

Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

"I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"

Message #4 - Posted 2004/10/04 - Benjamin Slade

Thanks for the info on the drutil command.

Unfortunately, when I'm in the problem situation (CDROM won't open after wakeup from sleep), when I try the "drutil tray open" command, it just hangs. Oh well.

Ben in DC
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein

Sander Tekelenburg wrote:

Previously, Benjamin Slade wrote:

[open CD drive]

[...] Is there anyway to do this on a G4? Are there any low level software commands to do this?

If it's a burner

$ drutil tray open

should work. One would expect there's also something for non-burners, but I can't find it.

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