8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2015 11:53 AM by makan makan
mac4awhile Level 1 (0 points)
Hello all,
I'm trying to access the DVD drive in my PPC G5 (10.4.11) using the disc sharing/remote disc. The DVD and CD sharing is "on" in the G5 prefs and the MBA sees, not only the G5 in the Shared section (I can access anything on its hard drive), but also the remote disc. It pulls the G5 up but when I double click the G5, but then says "Waiting for disc dive..." forever. Firewall is off on G5 which seems logical considering that the MBA accesses everything on the G5. Scratching my head... anyone?

MBA 11, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Michaelworks Level 3 (695 points)
    You might have to have a newer OS than that. Apple has a support document that describes the revs required and what to install.
  • mac4awhile Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks. Any thoughts on where to find that exact support doc? Everything I've seen seems to indicate that it should work although what you're saying is the most likely issue. Thanks again.
  • Michaelworks Level 3 (695 points)
  • mac4awhile Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks but that's the info I used and it's still not happening. I think I'm going to buy the external drive for $79. It's cheaper than my time I'll spend trying to solve this. Thanks anyways-I greatly appreciate your help!
  • Michaelworks Level 3 (695 points)
    mac4awhile wrote:
    Thanks but that's the info I used and it's still not happening. I think I'm going to buy the external drive for $79. It's cheaper than my time I'll spend trying to solve this. Thanks anyways-I greatly appreciate your help!


    True, I've thought about getting one, but I have Macs running Snow Leopard and the remote disc has been flawless. $79 is far less than spending hours, agreed
  • TrueBlue1966 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been experiencing this problem as well. Just bought a MacBook Air 11.6" and am trying to remotely use the DVD drive on my MacBook Pro. I clicked on "Remote Disc" in Finder on my Air and then clicked to request access. A window duly appeared on my Pro asking if I wish to give access, which I clicked on to agree. However, after that, I just got a window on my Air saying "waiting for disc drive".

    What seems to have solved it for me is to insert the disc that I want to access into the DVD drive on the Pro before I then clicked on "Remote Disc" on my Air and request access to it. In doing it this way I found no problems at all. Hope this helps.
  • Tony the Bald Eagle Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks - this simple tip saved me - thanks

  • makan makan Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey there

     

    I'm having a similar issue with my Macbook Pro (Retina with Yosemite). Trying to use my Macbook's CD drive remotely but i get stuck on the "waiting for disc on macbook" screen. I've tried putting the CD in first and that doesn't help.

     

    Anybody else have any insight on the issue?