Help getting Optical CD/DVD drive working on Mac

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

  1. bobright 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. kpgh554 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. bobright 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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