Macbook Air Superdrive on iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kja1995, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. kja1995 macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2008
    Hello. I just bought a Macbook Air Superdrive and I wanted to know if I can use it on my iMac and how. When I plug it in, it does nothing. Is there a way to fix this? :confused:
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    No - the MacBook Air superdrive is only compatible on the MacBook Air - it is recognised by the computer but is not accessible. I think it's a firmware thing, only a MacBook Air has the required info (and it's split between the MacBook Air and the drive so you can't simply copy over a setting) to read/write to the drive.
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    No, the reason is that the MacBook Air has a special USB port that allows more power to go to the superdrive. The iMac will recognize it, but the drive will not work because it can't get enough power to operate and there is no workaround for this.

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