I have a 27"iMac whose internal Superdrive no longer writes DVDs or CDs. I tried cleaning ( Wet + Dry methods) with no success.
Instead of a costly repair or a possibly botched DIY fix, I had a cunning plan!
I bought an External USB Superdrive!
Assuming it would just Plug & Play, I am disappointed to find that it is completely invisible to my iMac!
I would have thought that a piece of Apple Hardware would be instantly recognised and kicked into life, but no.
Can anyone help?
Apple's USB SuperDrive requires more power than is normally allowed for an USB device, and therefore isn't intended for Macs which shipped with an internal one. If you want, you can get it to work by editing one of the computer's plist files.
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