11" MBA External CD Drive Doesn't Show Up in Finder

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jman14, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    have CD drive that has been put in an external case. Its powered by an outlet, and connect with a printer cable. I have plugged it in to both USB ports, and Finder doesn't show it even exists. I know the drive works. Anyone know how to help?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    NZed

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    look in Disk Utility, does it shows up?
     
  3. MJedi, Feb 12, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011

    macrumors 6502a

    MJedi

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    For the Apple External SuperDrive, the CD does not appear in Finder until a disc is inserted in it. I never did think to check if it appears in Disk Utility. (I don't have a SuperDrive, but recently have been setting up several MBA's with SuperDrives where I work.) Not sure if the same happens with another optical drive. Try inserting a CD and see if it shows up.

    Update: Okay, I plugged in the Apple SuperDrive to a MacBook Air, and it does appear in Disk Utility.
     

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