Superdrive not working?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mykoljay, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. mykoljay macrumors member

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    Feb 1, 2008
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    Could be a stupid question, but all you need to do with the superdrive is plug it in the usb and you should be able to insert a disc, right?

    Should you see an icon in finder?

    I just bought one off ebay and I hear it load, but it won't show up or take a disc.

    I think I may run over to an apple store this evening, but asking here may save the trip.

    Thanks.
     
  2. hodgeheg macrumors regular

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    Dec 7, 2008
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    Firstly (sorry if this is a daft question) but you are using it with an Air? and not on a hub? if the answer to either is no then it won't work (though I seem to recall reading that the *Very* newest Mini may support it).

    More likely to be useful.... try a COPS reset - with the machine off, hold down Command, Option, Shift and the press (do not hold down, but a firm press) the power button. This will make no visible or audible signal. It's worth a try though.

    Several times on 2 different Airs (1 rev A and 1 rev B) where a superdrive simply did nothing at all when plugged in, this fixed it. It is to do with the power management unit having got confused and stopped supplying sufficient power on the USB port.

    Failing that, no idea sorry. Best of luck.
     

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