Macbook won't recognise new Superdrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jazzmunky, May 23, 2014.

  1. jazzmunky macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2014

    I just bought and installed a new superdrive into my macbook pro 15" mid 2010.

    On Safety mode (cmd + R) it recognises the drive in disc utility and allows the eject function.

    However, when the mac is on in normal mode, it does not recognise it.
    in System Information, it shows up under "Serial ATA" but not on DVD etc

    HELP! I'm convinced that this is a firmware thing because the drive itself is new and appears to be working fine is safe mode.

  2. golong15 macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2012
    I think the new superdrives are only compatible with new macs without a built in optical drive.

    System Requirements from apple website
    Compatible with the following computers:
    MacBook Pro with Retina display
    MacBook Air
    iMac (late 2012) and later
    Mac mini (late 2009) and later
    Mac Pro (late 2013)
  3. jazzmunky thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2014
    no, this drive is definitely the version compatible with my model.

    any other info?

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