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Questions tagged [optical-drive]

Data retrieval device that used optical discs such as CDs/DVDs/Minidiscs as their storage medium.

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Why can't newer Mac hardware boot DBAN?

I have a DBAN CD )used with an external optical drive) which I have used in the past on multiple old Macs. I tried to use it on a 2018 Macbook Pro and DBAN could not be booted. Specifically, I tried ...
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Is it possible to burn a MacOS application on a disk?

I have made a game in Xcode (Objective-C) and I now have a finished product. I know a few people that are willing to test the game. I thought it might be cool to give the game to them on a disk, like ...
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2012 Macbook Pro won't eject CD

My sister bought an ancient peripheral that only has drivers for Windows. But her Windows box has no CD drive, so I put the CD in my Macbook, made a tarball of it, put in on my web server, and ...
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Slot load drive won't release disc

My 2008 iMac's Superdrive (DVR-K06PB) is not releasing discs. I've opened the drive itself and found the spring loaded lugs on the spindle don't seem to be allowing the disc to release - the ...
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diskutil eject fails when screensaver is active

Have a bunch of DVD drives connected via USB. Have written some bash scripting to interact with these drives and eject the discs when done. Running MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite)....yes I know, need to get ...
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iMac 2008 Flashing Question Mark on Startup (Tried almost everything)

I recently purchased an iMac from a local Goodwill. After talking to Apple support I was able to find out that this is a 2008 all-in-one model. Additionally, I asked for help with the "flashing ...
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How to determine cause of Shutdown/Restart in MBP 2010 (7,1)? [duplicate]

Trying to determine cause of shutdown/restart on my Macbook 7,1 (mid 2010). I have attached a photo of the terminal log pending a restart. I recently had a CD get jammed in the SuperDrive but intend ...
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SuperDrive not accepting discs after failed FCPX burn

I had a working Apple SuperDrive until about half an hour ago. I was burning a school project to disc from Final Cut Pro X when it suddenly failed and returned an error. The disc showed up as ...
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Burn folders continuously created when a blank CD or DVD is inserted

I have an iMac running 10.13 and it creates burn folders continuously until I eject the disc. If I reset Preferences to ask me what to do when a blank disc is inserted, it creates Finder popups that ...
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If I remove my internal optical drive from my 2012 MacBook pro, will an external superdrive work?

My internal optical drive is not working despite attempts to clean it. I have an external USB Superdrive but it will not work with my MacBook Pro since it has the internal optical drive. If I just ...
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How to replace second HDD and data migration on MBP?

Background I'm using a Macbook Pro 15-inch (early 2011) runs MacOS Sierra, the main storage has been replaced with SSD as system volume, and running applications on it. SuperDrive has been replaced ...
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Identify type of CD?

I have a disk with almost no labeling. I can tell by looking that it's a CD and not a DVD. I can tell by looking closer which side is which (mfg. part/batch number) and that it is blank (writing ...
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External DVD Drive won't mount anymore after burning two disks

Here's a short story: I was burning a OS 9 install disk on my Mac Mini because don't judge me. When it was done, the disk seemed fine, but it said the drive was "disconnected" after it finished ...
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Any value to “Remote Disc” on a laptop that has an optical drive? [closed]

According to this article: I just got off the phone with applecare support. It IS an error, the Remote Disc icon is not supposed to be there. It is only meant to be installed on the macbook air....
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How do I access a CD drive on a Linux machine from my Mac?

I used this question: https://superuser.com/questions/316745/how-to-access-a-cd-dvd-drive-over-the-network to install nbd-server on my linux machine and share the CD drive. But installing nbd-client ...
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Why is my wired keyboard's Eject key no longer working after OS upgrade?

Though it sounds like a duplicate of this question, it isn't; the difference is that my eject key works when I connect it to another Mac, so the hardware is good. The situation is that I have a ...
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How to Rescue a Scratched CD/DVD on Mac OSX

I have a scratched DVD and can't copy its content to my hard drive on Mac OSX. When trying to copy, I get error 36: "can't complete the operation because some data can't be read or written" How can I ...
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How do I stop DVD player from autoplaying?

When I insert a movie DVD into my USB superdrive, the DVD player starts. I want it to stop doing that. I've tried the following to disable this behaviour: System Preferences -> CDs & DVDs -> ...
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How to make bin + cue image of audio CD under macOS [duplicate]

I want to make a bin and cue files of my audio cd. On Windows I use PowerISO but on macOS I don't know how to do it.
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How do I get my Mac to do nothing when I insert a cd?

I recently got an older MacBook Pro that has an optical drive. Every time I insert a CD, iTunes will always respond in some way. I have already tried changing the setting in iTunes > Preferences > ...
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Installing windows 7 on Imac

I have a mid-2010 27" iMac with macOS 10.12.5 and an external DVD - USB SuperDrive (the internal DVD drive is broken). I can't install Windows 7 from DVD with Bootcamp. After downloading support ...
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Will an internal optical drive from a non-Apple manufacturer be fully functional in a MBP 13" Mid 2009?

I have had a faulty internal superdrive (Apple calls their optical drives superdrives) for the longest time in my MBP 13" Mid 2009. I want to replace it, but in my area it's pretty hard to come across ...
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15" MacBook Pro Mid 2009 SuperDrive doesn't read burned disks

I have a mid 2009 15" MacBook Pro (5.4), system 10.11.6 and its SuperDrive doesn't read disks that are burnt. Either they are ejected after a while or finder tells me that these are blank disks. ...
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SSD for Mac Book Pro 2012 optical disc drive

I'm about to upgrade my MBP mid 2012 with two SSD drives instead of the stock HDD and optical disc drive. I read on different forums that the optical drive link with the motherboard is only SATA 2 and ...
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CD won't mount or eject, Disk Utility hangs

Every few days, my system gets into a state where a CD won't mount or eject. When I run Disk Utility, it hangs at "Loading disks". I used diskutil to see that the CD is /dev/disk4. The CD currently ...
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Automatic DVD to .iso copy after disc insert with two drives

I have a lot of DVDs (Movies) that I want to save as an .iso preferably using dd. To speed up the process I have two drives. I'd like to set up a script (pure bash or bash + AppleScript combination) ...
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Are these two optical drives interchangeable?

I have two laptops: MacBook 2,1 MacBook Pro 5,3 As the optical drive of the MBP has issues, I would like to use the optical drive from the MB. The MB optical drive has an ATA interface, while the ...
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MacBook Pro won't read one particular CD (but CD player will)

I have a CD which I'm trying to add to iTunes, however my MacBook Pro won't read it. Every time I put it in it tries to read it, clicks and ejects after approx 20 secs. I've played the CD in a CD ...
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Will this optical drive work with my MacBook 13in mid 2010

Hi I have a 13" MacBook mid 2010 and the optical drive went out so I've been looking for a new one. I found one that I'm interested in but was needing to know if it will work with my MacBook I ...
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Can I put a 1TB HDD in my optical Bay

I have a 2011 17" Macbook pro with a 1TB HDD installed and running the latest OSX. I am looking at installing a SSD in the original HD bay for my OS and Programs and moving the 1TB drive to the ...
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Install Win10 x64 on MacBook Pro mid 2011 with Boot Camp

I have to install Win 10 onto my mid 2011 MacBook Pro (El Capitan) using Boot Camp. I have two SSD on my machine (one was switched with the SuperDrive) and they works greatly normally. This morning ...
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How to copy movie files from old, damaged CDs?

I have a number of old, old CD-ROMs with large AVI and other movie files on them (usually one file per CD). When I try to copy the files over in finder, it eventually fails with error -36. I assume ...
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How do I enable a USB SuperDrive in Mac OS X El Capitan on a MacBook Pro?

I have an older MacBook Pro (Late 2011) which came with a built-in optical drive. I replaced the built-in SuperDrive with a second hard drive. However, the USB SuperDrive is not compatible with Macs ...
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Buzzing sound on Macbook Pro mid 2012 due to optical drive fixed?

Am aware of the fact, there is a known problem as mentioned in this Apple KB: Mac notebooks with optical drives: Noises from the optical drive link, that is produced when the OS is initializing the ...
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installing osx with usb superdrive on a blanck new hard drive

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 with a black hard drive on which I have to install OS X but my optical drive won't work so I'm trying to use a sub SuperDrive which isn't being recognized
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How to erase DVD-RW in Disk Utility

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 with built-in SuperDrive. MacBook Pro is running OS X 10.11. I am trying to erase a DVD-RW disc that is filled with some images. But the erase option is greyed out: Note ...
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MacBook Pro 17 2009 - fails to turn on after optical drive upgrade

The optical drive on my MBP stopped accepting discs, so I removed the optical drive and replaced it with the optical drive from my MBP 15 2009. Now it doesn't start. During the upgrade I disconnected ...
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Is it normal for MacBook Pro CD/DVD drive to makes noise on wake after long sleep

Every time I put my MacBook Pro (13in, mid-2012) to sleep and shut the lid, then wait at least 20 mins then open the lid and wake it up, my CD/DVD drive makes an odd sound as if it thinks there's a ...
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Trying to burn a CD: “hdiutil: imageinfo failed - image not recognized”

Using the Application Burn, I saved some music-CD's as image-file to the desktop as .iso, along with the right .isoinfo. Now I want to burn those images to empty CD's, but I get the following error ...
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Why would “ls -R” on a mounted CDROM fail with e.g. “ls: notes: No such file or directory”

I popped an old CDROM into my computer and executed ls -lR /Volumes/CDROM and received dozens of error like this: ./notes: ls: notes: No such file or directory but /Volumes/CDROM/notes does exist. ...
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OS X Blu-ray support to read / write BD-R discs for data storage

What I'm looking to achieve is to write (and read) data files on BD-R discs for storage / backup / archive purposes, just like one can do with CD and DVD discs. For clarity, I am not interested in ...
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USB Drive Copy Error

I have a USB Drive (formatted as a Read-only CD). On attempting to copy certain files on the drive to my Mac (OS X 10.10.5) I receive the error: The Finder can’t complete the operation because ...
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How to eject a DVD without logging in my Mac?

I can not log in my Mac and I want to eject CD/DVD.
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DVD stuck in 2006 iMac, won't boot

So I put a DVD in and it wouldn't come out. I wanted to try the "hold left mouse during start up" method of getting it out and now it won't boot and I can still not get the DVD out. It is my GF's old ...
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Can't erase SSD on main bay

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2011. I've installed a SSD on the main bay, removed the optical drive and installed a caddy with the a regular HDD on it. The OS was installed on the SSD. This setup works ...
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Force CD ejection from SuperDrive

My SuperDrive, USB connected to a 2012 Mac Mini with latest El Capitan OS X, has been working just fine until I tried to rip a purchased CD from a small singer songwriter. It hung up on the last cut ...
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Superdrive doesn't accept disks any more

I have two Superdrives. Since the upgrade to 10.11 (it might just coincide) they don't accept disks any more. I tried rebooting, sending eject commands to both drives etc. They appear as "Unsupported"...
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Swapping internal hard drives

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro into which I had installed an OWC data doubler SSD (removing the optical drive). I originally placed the SSD in the original HDD bay and moved the HDD to the data ...
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Snow Leopard OS X Partition (El Capitan)

I have a couple things I'm trying to do that I can't find a solution for. The end goal is to be able to run DVD Studio Pro 4 on my Mac which has El Capitan installed. The software is pretty old but I ...
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Failing Superdrive(?) and Problems with Bootcamp

I'm running a 27" iMac from 2010, and I just recently installed Mountain Lion (10.8.5). On Snow Leopard, I had a Windows 7 partition that I had installed from a burned DVD, and everything was working ...