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my DVD drive had been working quite well but every now and then when i press the eject key the tray would fly out at twice the normal speed and then sit there, stuck

 

the only way to reset it was total power off, gently push it back in and restart

 

OR wait it out for a good 20 minutes and it would reset itself

 

 

 

now the drive doesn't work AT ALL, so i'm sure its damaged

 

anyone know why that might be?

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it probably has something to do with the default drivers. Perhaps the firmware on that drive takes non-standard commands and is confusing the commands from OS X as one of those nonstandard commands and thus screwing up your drive.

 

My suggestion is to try older versions of the kext for the controller the drive is on or (if it even exists) of the optical drives.

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Maybe this can be fixed in DSDT.

 

In the meantime, disabling sleep for hard drives in Energy Saver prefs should fix it.

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well not sure if the hackintosh killed the drive or what but either way replacing the pioneer drive with a samsung has seemed to have fixed the problem

 

the new drive behaves flawlessly

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I'm sure the drive is fine, it just isn't compatible with the way OS X wants to do Power Management.

 

Try a firmware upgrade/reset/downgrade, maybe you can save it.

 

It would be helpful if you could post the full model name of the new drive that works for you.

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