Can't use IDE DVD Burner via USB

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NightLord, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. NightLord macrumors regular

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    I have a macbook which doesn't have a superdrive in it, and everytime I want to burn a DVD I need to copy the files over the network to the PC which does have one.

    However, I salvaged the DVD Burner from one of my old computers and am trying to use that with an IDE-USB adaptor. However, when I press the eject button on the drive it won't open (Although I hear it trying to), and when I do manage to get a disk in there using a paperclip in the little emergency eject hole it will never burn anything, giving an error before it burns anything at all, so at least the disks aren't ruined.

    I thought this might be an OS X problem, so I booted into windows on my macbook but I get the same problem. The drive is an AOpen DUW1608/ARR.

    Anyone have an idea what I can do to make the drive operational?
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    is it an AC or bus powered enclosure? with the eject problem it sounds like there not might be enough "juice" getting to the drive.
     

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