Who can tell me what this is? Mystery box...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JamesD0e, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. JamesD0e macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,
    I bought this from a yard sale and it has no brand name or anything on it. It is an external disc burner and I need to get my macbook pro to recognize it, but without the name, I can't look up the software drivers and such. Anyone know what this thing is?
     

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  2. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    But you get a million bucks!

    No idea but I'm pretty sure if you hit that button, somebody you don't know will die.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Perhaps a larger pic in better light would help.
     
  4. JamesD0e thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay here are some more pictures for all you sleuths out there...
    Thanks for helping btw.
     

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  5. Trius macrumors 6502a

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    Anything written on the bottom? If you take the drive out of the enclosure, you can probably see the brand/model number on the drive itself.
     
  6. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Since I see no logos on the case I would guess it was actually an internal burner that someone put in an external case.

    So maybe open it up and look for a model number.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I am looking, I think that matches an old IDE drive enclosure I have.
     
  8. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if that isn't a standard Pioneer (or some other vendor) drive in a 3rd party external case. If so, wouldn't the drive itself define which drivers you need, as opposed to the case? If you plug it in, can you see it in the About This Mac window? Or can you remove the drive from the case?
     
  9. gkarris macrumors 604

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    DVD Burner in a generic case with 2 FW and 1 USB port...

    Enjoy...
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    And one does not need drivers for that, at least I didn't need one in 2006 with my iBook and 10.4 and an external LG DVD burner.
     
  11. JamesD0e thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I appreciate all of your responses and help!
    I have found that the rails of the drive come off quite easily, and have revealed that it is made by Pioneer. It is a Pioneer DVR-110DBK. Woohoo! Now to get my computer to recognize it...should it just do that automatically? I know one of you said that it should...

    Thanks guys!!! :D
     
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