Remote Disc Problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by YosemiteSam81, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. YosemiteSam81 macrumors member

    YosemiteSam81

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    #1
    Good Afternoon Everyone,

    My buddy got a new Macbook Air and we were trying to get Remote Disc to work.

    As the instructions state you should be able to turn it on with System Preferences>Sharing>Check "DVD or CD Sharing"

    Well, I do not have the option to click DVD or CD Sharing. The Apple Support site says to download a file if the option is not available but when I do download it and try to install, it says that my computer has a newer version of the software already.

    Anybody have any idea how to get this working?

    We both have late 2011 Model Air's running OSX 10.7.3.

    Please let me know if I can provide anymore useful information to help get this solved. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. thankins macrumors 6502

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    Ummm the MacBook Air you have doesn't have a DVD drive so you can't share it. Or are you referring to the USB Superdrive?
     
  3. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Just go to the computer with the optical drive you want to use and turn on CD/DVD sharing. Then it will show up in Finder under Devices on your MacBook Air.

    Like this...

    Screen Shot 2012-02-04 at 1.00.02 PM.png
     
  4. YosemiteSam81, Feb 4, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012

    YosemiteSam81 thread starter macrumors member

    YosemiteSam81

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    I feel like such an idiot. As soon as I read your comment it clicked. I did not have my SuperDrive plugged in, I had my external! Haha

    Got it working! Thanks for the input guys.
     

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