Help getting Optical CD/DVD drive working on Mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bobright, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Ok made a thread about how nice and cheap this Optical drive I just purchased was. Well turns out thats not the case for me. I figured plug and play it would show in Finder and be off and working.

    It is not being read by my Mac at all. It has a USB with 2 connections so put both of those in, tried popping in a CD and nothing. Its not shown in Finder, Disk Utility or my Dekstop what other options are there? It says it is Mac compatible:mad::(
  2. macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2011
    depending what opt drive mine is a lg came with 2 usb connections only use one on my desk top as other for laptop extra power, not needed for desktop
  3. thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Whew ok un-plugged one and then restart my machine, it now picked it up. Im not sure which did it but thanks. :D

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