Optical Drive not found... can a dead PRAM batt cause this?
Picked up a used Black MacBook C2D with a bad drive, or so I thought. I swapped in a known good optical drive that still is not recognized. I can hear it power up and spin but it won't show up in OSX. I also noticed the PRAM batt is dead, the time resets to some date in 2000 whenever power is removed. Could this be related? There is also a long delay from the boot chime until it gets to the screen with the apple. Logic board done, or just PRAM batt?
Is this a good question?