riplock on this mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rb5505, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. rb5505 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2010
  2. phairphan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Reject Beach
    Even within the same model of computer, Apple may use different optical drives with the same specs. It's my understanding that nearly all optical drives made these days have the riplock "feature." Fortunately, you can update the firmware for most drives to disable riplock.
  3. rb5505 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2010
    thanks for the reply. where is this update downloaded from? how do i look for the one for my imac?
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Not all drives can even be unlocked these days; most of them cannot.
    You'd need to find out what drive is in your machine then go looking from there.

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