Thread: 8100/100 AV CD-ROM hangs system.
09-24-2005, 11:59 AM #1masterpc99Guest8100/100 AV CD-ROM hangs system.
I'm a relative newbe to Mac's but a true computer geek. I have an old Power Mac 8100/100 AV that I got from work a few years back and I'm trying to fix it up to give to a friend. The system was working fine last I used it (over two years ago). I had upgraded it from OS 7.5 to OS 9.1 back before I stopped playing with it. When I went to test it for my friend before I gave it to him, I noticed if I had a CD in the CD-ROM drive, the system would not boot, also if I inserted a disk while the system was running it would hang and you can not even open the drive.
I didn't remember seeing this issue before I stopped using it. Thinking is was the drive itself, I swapped it for a Toshiba SCSI drive from an old DEC server I had, but that was not recognized by the OS. I then broke down and bought a used 12X drive on ebay and installed it but I get the same results as the original drive neye: .
Can anyone PLEASE HELP a dumb newbe on what he's doing wrong?!?!
09-24-2005, 01:27 PM #2
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My guess would be SCSI weirdness...probably a bad SCSI ribbon cable. (And check your SCSI termination again, just in case.) Can't really think of anything else...been a long time.
09-24-2005, 01:40 PM #3masterpc99GuestLooked again but eveything is good.
I will try and replace the SCSI cable, but it looks good as well. I checked all the extensions in the System/Extensions folder and they are there except HighSeirra, but it will not even mount an ISO9660 disk. neye:
09-29-2005, 07:58 AM #4
Originally Posted by masterpc99
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- Sep 20, 2004
You can also try running the HD and cdrom on different scsi busses (I think there are 2 on the 8100... there are on my 8600).
hope that helps alittle.
09-29-2005, 03:25 PM #5
Make the ID is not set to 7 either. This is reserved for the controller.
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