How to use USB Superdrive with Macbook PRO (non retina display) with Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macoffman, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. macoffman
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    The internal optical drive is no longer reading disc so I bought a USB Superdrive not knowing it wasn't compatible with my computer. I know there are easy modifications out there to make it work but I can't find the files on my computer to modify. The most common and easiest fix is to modify the com.apple.boot.plist file but I cannot find it in mountain lion. Can anyone help?

    Thanks!
     
  2. palmharbor
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    not going to work

    the external superdrive for 10.8.2 does not work..AppleCare does not know why so don't bother. I have the same issue. Its the .2 Update. U cannot get a clean copy of 10.8 anymore as Apple added the updates if you want to reinstall the OS.
     
  3. switon
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    RE: nvram...

    Hi,

    You might try setting the nvram boot arguments yourself using:

    sudo nvram boot-args="mbasd=1"
    <reboot the MBP>

    to see if this works under 10.8.2. I haven't tried this myself since I no longer have the machine to test this on, but I do know that it worked on a MBP under 10.8.1 when I did own that machine.

    Good luck,
    Switon
     
  4. karsten
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    is there a way to do this when booting off a mountain lion install CD? just making sure my bases are covered
     
  5. mykelala01
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    http://m.tuaw.com/2012/04/02/use-the-macbook-air-superdrive-with-any-almost-mac/
     

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