iDVD doesn't recognize SuperDrive on new iMac

nodabs

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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:
 

Alag28

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Aug 23, 2006
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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...
 

nodabs

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Alag28 said:
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...
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)
 

gauchogolfer

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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?
 

nodabs

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gauchogolfer said:
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?

2nyRiggz said:
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:
i'll check these things when i get home to my Mac... i'm at work now, using my Dell :p
 

btickell

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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.

Thanks!!