I have a 13" MacBook Pro from late 2009. Recently the DVD drive died inside and its after the warranty period of 3 years so I am not interested in paying to have it fixed for i will be buying a new iMac in a few months. I purchased however, a USB Superdrive for $79 + tx a few weeks ago and just got around to opening it up now and plugging it in. I assumed that I could use this since the one inside no longer works. But, I did a software update and am up to date, yet I cant seem to pop the DVDS into it. They wont connect nor am I seeing anything connected on my desktop such as I would if I connected an external drive. ( the dvd drive just wont slide in as it does on my laptop or did once upon a time. I lightly forced it but it didn't stay in so its not catching as it should, hence, I don't think the laptop is seeing it attached for some reason?) Does this mean this wont work because of the one inside, or am I doing something wrong OR is the drive faulty? Ive seen it said that the iMac often has inferior DVD drives and that people buy these to make up for it as they are supposedly better made than the ones installed on laptops, unless that is just some silly sales quip made up by someone ;-) In any event, should I be able to get this to work as a regular drive for me so I can watch DVDs I have, or even install the odd software I still have on DVD disk such as OS Discs? T.I.A Secondly is there some sort of set up I need to do beforehand? Nothing has popped up that leads me to believe I must?!!