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Head_Unit

 
Member Since: Dec 13, 2009
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Mac Specs: iMAc 1.8GHz PowerPC G5, 2GB, 10.5.8

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Originally Posted by bcp001 View Post
I haven't run a hardware test yet. I will try to run the hardware test, it hasn't been running the discs properly (it keeps ejecting the disc drive after the chime, I may have to replace the disc drive)
No, I don't think so. I have the same problem, it chimes and spits the disc out.* But my machine is normally running fine (occasional random shutdown), and I can read and write discs just fine. So I doubt the disc drive hardware is bad. Maybe you fritzed the software to control it with your aborted install, that's a different story.

What happens if you swap another hard drive into your machine, and try to install fresh? (You don't want to use the backup drive, so yeah, it would necessitate buying another drive.


*I'm also inserting my original HW Test disc, wondering if it will only work with the 10.5 HWT disc which I don't have, it's at another house.
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