when optical drive connected, no boot. when disconnected, boot...
i am playing with a broken MBP. i have managed to get it to state it works. have booted up to Win Vista (dont ask) installed drivers and everything works. apart from superdrive.
when this drive is unplugged, everything works. if i plug it in and try to start it up, HDD makes clicking noise, fans try to spin and thats all signs of life i get off it. no boot at all. unplug it again and voila - boots up... now, i know, it could be broken drive, but a third in a row? (original one, one i bought off fleebay and another secondhand one). could it also be a broken ribbon cable off sdrive? i tried those drives in different computers, two of them works, one not. i am not able to work out, what could be wrong. MB? ribbon cable? or just those drives not compatible with my MBP?
thanks for any advise
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