MacBook Pro (2GHz CrD) won't boot while internal optical drive attachd
15" Macbook Pro 2GHz Core Duo (2006-7)
Hi all -
I'm having trouble with this macbook pro... it runs perfectly fine, as long as I do NOT attach any DVD-drive/Superdrive to the logic board (internal drives).
If I attach the correct drive (confirmed working parts) to the logic board... when I go to power it on, it attempts to start but almost instantly dies/turns off. You can hear the HDD start to spin up, but nothing else. If I hold the power button (like using the PRAM reset technique), it repeats that rapidly with a strange sound like the power is disrupted. Winding up sound... quickly, and repeatedly. Never powers on though and no screen response.
I'm assuming something is wrong with the connection site on the logic board, so I'm wondering what else I can do to have an internal optical drive. I notice a plug-in port (smaller) to the left near the SODIMM RAM and BATTERY OPENING. Is that a usable port with the right flex cable?? Or somewhere else on the board perhaps besides the connection site for the HDD? Thanks in advance.