13" Air Won't Recognize Sony USB Optical DVD Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Velin, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Velin macrumors 65816

    Velin

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    Have a fully loaded 13" Air SSD. Started the bootcamp process. Plug in a Sony self-powered USB DVD drive. No response from the Macbook Air. Continue with bootcamp, bootcamp says no optical drive available for the Windows install.

    Cancel bootcamp, try both usb ports, MBA still won't recognize the USB Sony DVD drive, no matter whether a DVD is in the drive.

    Any idea what the issue is, or how to fix?
     
  2. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    The drive doesn't work with the MBA.

    Many don't.
     
  3. hfg macrumors 68040

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    I have a cheap Asus Netbook USB powered optical drive which works with the Air. I think it was around $35 or so on Amazon.
     
  4. rkheyfets macrumors regular

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  5. Velin thread starter macrumors 65816

    Velin

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    Yeah I don't think the drive works with Mac. My Mac Pro didn't recognize it either. Thanks for the recs.

    I hate this too. Never do I use an optical drive or media. The only thing I need it for: Windoze. Such a bummer.
     

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