external superdrive wont read/eject

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  1. chinhiphone macrumors regular

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    done an optibay mod and now my superdrive when i insert a disk wont read or eject the disk at all. i opened the superdrive and took out the disk but i tried different methods to get it to eject and it wont work. the disk is not recognized in the comp.

    the superdrive spins the disk for about a min and then it stops spinning. tried terminal eject and restart eject still nothing. also tried diffferent disk as well still nothing.
     
  2. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    What exact methods did you try to eject with, what did you type in terminal and what did you do on restart? Also what is the drive in, what brand of case and where did you get it?
     
  3. chinhiphone thread starter macrumors regular

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    hold eject, restrat hold left click

    terminal drutil eject drutil tray eject

    disk was a dvd disk

    case sabrent from ayagroup
     
  4. NZed macrumors 65816

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  5. chinhiphone thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. HBKDinobot macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. The external drive caddy isn't reconized by any of my macs and now the disc is stuck in the drive.
     
  7. chinhiphone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Turns out the case sabrent from ayagroup does not work. The adapter doesn't have enough power or is not compatible and that is why the CD is not recognized. Bought an external on ebay and works perfect
     
  8. ylegler macrumors newbie

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    Tried all the wirdest ways to eject a didsk from the external Superdrive (MacBook Pro). Finally I managed using Toast Titanium.
    Open Toast, select "For Mac" and then go under "Disk/Eject". It finally worked.
    Good luck
    Yve
     

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