Mac Mini External DVD burner problems

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Darren Haynes, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Darren Haynes macrumors newbie

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    Hi everone, this is my very first post here on mac forums. I am having trouble with an external DVD burner that I bought for my mac mini 2,1. The DVD burner is a TEAC DV-W28S-V.

    The strange thing is when I first plugged it in the mac mini recognised it right off the bat and all was good. I burned a few discs, no problemo. Then about 2 days later the mac stopped reconizing it. If i replug it into the mac then the mac recognizes it for about half a minute or something and then nothing.

    Any ideas, anyone?

    I also bought another external DVD burner, and I am having the same problems.

    Thanks in advance
    Darren
     
  2. Darren Haynes thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Darren Haynes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And another bump

    really hoping for some words of wisdom...
     
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  5. Darren Haynes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And another!

    Don't make me beg guys and gals!
     
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  7. steve knight Suspended

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    I hate when I don't get an answer. but of both drives are doing it it is most likely the mini. but it may be a power issue. I have had problems with hard drives and such not getting enough power from my mini. a powered hub fixed it. so are these drives running off of usb power?
     
  8. Darren Haynes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Hi Steve,

    thanks for the reply. What you say makes a lot of sense. I had both burners powered by USB from the mac. I will buy a power plug to run the burner and hopefully that will solve the problem.

    thanks again :)
    Darren
     
  9. steve knight Suspended

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    not sure if the mini is underpowered or what. macs don't give the warnings like a pc would tell you the usb is overloaded.
     
  10. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Of course they do. Just google for "usb over current notice" for examples.

    A.
     
  11. steve knight Suspended

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    saw it on my pc's but not on my mini. the drive just did not work when I plugged it into any port but a powered up one.
     

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