2015 Retina MacBook & Apple DVD drive...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Sirolway, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Sirolway macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2015 retina MacBook, with a USB-C to USB-C & USB-A dongle.
    I also have an Apple USB DVD drive.

    So you'd think I could plug in the DVD drive to the dongle & read optical disks on the Mac. But no, it seems not - I guess the dongle isn't powering the USB-A socket?

    I also have a powered USB hub, so I plugged it into there, but still no joy.

    Any hints as to how I'm going to read optical disks on my MacBook?

    Many thanks
     
  2. mk313 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2015 Macbook as well. I haven't tried our my Apple USB DVD drive, but I just plugged it into the Macbook HDMI connector (not sure of the official name, but the one with the HDMI/ USB A & USB-C ports) and my DVD Drive worked fine. It took a second to power up once I put the disc in, but it read it just fine.
     
  3. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    that's interesting. I have to try this. Alternatively you could use another computer's disc drive via WiFi (PC and Mac). Will report back with my findings.
     
  4. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    The $79 Apple and $19 adapter works without external power. See pic.

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