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

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

  1. Jman14 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2008
    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. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    look in Disk Utility, does it shows up?
  3. MJedi, Feb 12, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011

    MJedi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 16, 2010
    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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