iDVD doesn't recognize SuperDrive on new iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nodabs, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. nodabs macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2006
    I had played around with iDVD a few times before when i just purchased my new 24" iMac, but last night when i opened iDVD i got a message stating that i would be able to work on a project but not burn it to a DVD because no SuperDrive was found... has anyone else experienced something like this? :confused:
  2. Alag28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2006
    did u make sure all of ur software is updated if not..

    go to the small blue apple icon in the far top left corner and hit software update...
  3. nodabs thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2006
    All of my software is up to date, as soon as i booted the machine it updated everything... i'll have to troubleshoot this more when i get home, because i've never even used the drive on the computer (i just got it)
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    The first thing to check is under 'About this Mac' in the 'Apple Menu' at top left. Then click on 'More Info' to bring up the System Profiler. Make sure that your Superdrive is listed under Disc Burning on the left-hand list.

    Does it appear?
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Might of been a little glitch in the matrix;) ...check system profiler to see if your super drive is showing up and give it a try again:eek:

  6. nodabs thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2006

    i'll check these things when i get home to my Mac... i'm at work now, using my Dell :p
  7. btickell macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    Same problem with MacBook...

    Superdrive not recognized under the Disc Burning...

    Reseting the the portable system management controller worked for me.

    For the Macbook this is what I did...

    MacBook, MacBook Pro

    1. If the computer is on, turn it off.
    2. Disconnect the AC Adapter and remove the computer's battery.
    3. Press and hold down the power button for 5 seconds and then release the button.
    4. Reconnect the battery and AC Adapter.
    5. Press the Power button to restart the computer.

    Had to join MacRumors to tell you all that doing that might be a fix for some Mac-hines.


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