3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 6:55 AM by dwb
jbs12345 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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 7 Level 7 (20,805 points)

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

  • jbs12345 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ridiculous! I suppose it's all part of the business stategy to force you to upgrade even though the kit you have is still doing everything you want of it.


    But I wonder is there a way of doing something in 'Terminal' mode to get other macs to accept the superdrive?

  • dwb Level 7 Level 7 (20,805 points)

    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.