Mac mini 2012 internal disk drive is not working.
I have a mac mini 2012 i7 2.3Gh/z and a 2010. I succeeded in fitting the 2012 motherboard in the 2010 chassis with an original macbook pro optical disk drive in it without modifying the motherboard. Sadly the optical disk drive does not want to take discs. It doesn’t swallow the disks at all. The optical drive doesn’t makes sound on startup. In System Information I do see the optical drive appearing in SATA and in disk burn. When I put in the 2010 motherboard again the drive is fully function. As I’ve been reading some old forums for this swap. I’ve found out that the 2012 model needed a modified SATA cable which has pin 4 removed on the data part of the cable. I also have tried a SMC reset and an older operating system (high sierra). I also tried installing mountain lion the original os it came with. But it all didn’t work sadly.
The drive does seem to eject discs when I put “drutil tray eject” in terminal.
I was wondering if someone knows how this problem could be solved. Thanks in advance.
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