I realise if I'd first tried it with the mains power plugged in then I'd never have understood why it didn't work another time without the power supply. When having some difficulty with an external drive, try using a different power cord. Presto change-oh, it now works.
Also Ive tried to find information on the disk drive and I cant find anywhere that tells me the drives region code! For instance, a couple years ago, my uncle got a new MBP that didn't have the CD super drive built in. So he bought the external apple super drive. I thought, one friday when they were out at a live music thing, Hmm let's see what happens if I plug this drive into my older MBP.
I plugged it in, and it would activate, but when I put the disc into the drive and let it do it's thing, nothing happened. I couldn't eject the disc, and the only way to do it was to restart the mac and hold down the eject key on the keyboard, and it would pop out the disc.
The best thing I can tell you is that these drives sometimes do not work with older machines, I have no idea why, but they don't. I told my uncle what happened, and he was like "hmm that's weird.
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Maybe try buying the apple super drive and see if it works. Hi all, I tried all the suggestions here, and none of it is working: My computer is not showing that it recognizes it anywhere. I had the exact same problem as 8. I turned the drive upside down with the Apple icon underneath instead of on top. Now the top is silver in color and without any graphics or markings.
However, it puzzles me that even when it's working, there is nothing visible on the screen.
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User profile for user: AmitJindal AmitJindal. I am trying to insert a CD in the CD slot but the drive seems to be stuck.
I suspected maybe there is already a CD but it does not seems so. How can I diagnose or fix this? Here's some more info: Machine Name: Mac mini Machine Model: PowerPC G4 1.
No Detachable Drive: No BSD Name: ATA Unit Number: Internal OS9 Drivers: Verified Volumes: Macintosh HD: Yes File System: D8PB Serial Number: Detachable Drive: No Protocol: Internal mymac: No Media Inserted mymac: This mac is currently under apple protection plan but I don't wan to use that unless its really broken. Please help. More Less. All replies Drop Down menu.
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This mac is currently under apple protection plan but I don't want to use that unless its really broken. This forum provides user-to-user support.
I'm not aware of any Apple email-based support. Regarding the CD drive: If you don't completely insert a disc, the drive will reverse and push the disc back out. Allow the drive one or two seconds to accept the disc while it is fully inserted. Accepts discs but they don't mount or are automatically ejected Make sure the drive is not placed upside down.
The aluminum enclosure should be facing up as shown in section 1. Check the disc's surface for scratches and dirt, since these things can prevent the disc from appearing on the desktop. Ensure your drive can read the specific type of disc being used. The System Profiler or System Information may provide additional information regarding what media your computer supports. OS X Snow Leopard v Then, click More Info. OS X Lion v Choose System Information from the menu. Doesn't eject discs or discs eject slowly If the drive ejects discs slowly or appears to be struggling, insert and eject a single disc several times.
Check the disc to see if it has a label or other material stuck to the disc that increases the thickness.
Remove the label if possible. If the disc will not eject, try pressing the eject key on the keyboard. Some older keyboards may use the F12 key to eject discs. If the disc will not eject, try dragging the disc icon to the trash. If the disc will still not eject, try holding down the trackpad or mouse button after restarting the computer.
The Superdrive should attempt to eject the disc. Noisy or vibrating drive Note that due to the way optical drives function by rotating the disc rapidly, some noise and vibration is expected. If you think the drive is making noise beyond what's expected when you insert or eject discs, try inserting and ejecting a disc several times to correct the issue.
Try other discs to see if the issue can be isolated to a single disc, or type of disc, as opposed to the drive itself. If a disc is weighted unevenly, such as discs that have a labels or stickers, it can cause additional noise and vibration when spinning up in the drive. Vibrations due to the optical drive being in use may be exacerbated by using the system on a surface that is not hard and level.
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