2015 Retina MacBook & Apple DVD drive...

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

  1. Sirolway macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    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 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    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

    Jul 24, 2008
    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

    Jul 24, 2008
    The $79 Apple and $19 adapter works without external power. See pic.


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