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Apple USB Superdrive won't work

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Feb 5, 2013 5:07 AM

I just bought an Apple USB Superdrive. I works fine with a macbook air but if I plug it in to a 15" Macbook Pro either a Core 2 Duo or an Early 2008 model it won't work. The optical disc is not admitted when I try to insert it.


I'm using OS X 10.5


Any suggestions please ?

  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,675 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 6:25 AM (in response to jbs12345)

    Believe it or not, the SuperDrive is made to work with the new driveless Macs only.

  • dwb Level 6 Level 6 (19,675 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to jbs12345)

    If you spend a little time Googling you'll find a 'solution'. The reason isn't as autocratic as you might think - it has to do with the amount of power required to operate the bus powered device. The newer Macs can handle it, the older cannot.


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