Solved Can an asus external dvd drive work with a mac

April 12, 2014 at 05:32:10
Specs: Snow Leopard, 2 dual core?/2gb
Hi I have an asus external dvd drive that i dont need and a macbook pro notebook that has a faulty dvd drive. Can i got this asus external drive to work with the mac? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/25149414...
So far it doesn't work with just a usb cable. I also tried several cables into the power plug part that are usb. I am not sure how to explain this but i have a cable box of stuff and two of them fit the drive so thought i would try. There is a sound like the dvd is trying to do its just. The light on it lights up and the door of it opens/closes

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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April 12, 2014 at 12:54:48
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Macs are a little "choosey" about which assorted makes/models of dvd they like... So you may one that Mac doesn't like...

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April 12, 2014 at 19:05:30
Ah I c...thanks :0)

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April 13, 2014 at 00:54:12
I have found that many current Samsung (last 2 - 3 yrs or so) and Liteon (last 5yrs or so) do work ok. They may not show up though in either case until you insert a disk.

When there's no disk present they won't apper in the list of what's there (devices) when viewing the Mac hard drive. Also occasionally i have dound it necessary to either reboot the Mac, or at least physically remove (disconnect) the external dvd in order to get it to show up when usunig Mac's dvd utility to burn etc.

This is with a Mac Mini and Mountain Lion.


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April 13, 2014 at 02:23:27
Oh thats interesting. I did some of that just to see what might work. I had a cd or dvd in the drive also. I might just sell it on ebay and get one that works with a mac :0)

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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