The macbook air superdrive is not supported on this mac

I'm not sure they are going to though, seems they are more a consumer company now and a good one at that , but how knows?

After they dropped Aperture when I built my whole photography everything around that, I don't trust they will do anything for long. Once burned, twice shy. Dec 16, PM. Hey Tex, thanks for the quick reply. Below is what I sent Apple and even had them on the phone last night and they suggested I take it to an authorized Apple dealer to see what they could figure out.

So today I did and we tried a couple other times in safe mode but still no go. They suggested to go into recovery mode and try to change in the terminal but a little leery of that.


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I have an early MAcBook Pro running I have tried the terminal window codes in the two methods I found but in both cases get an error that will not save. Save press Ctrl-X, answer yes to save by pressing Y, press enter to confirm the file name. Restart your machine. However when I hit enter to confirm the file name I get this error Dec 17, PM. Question: Q: Apple usb superdrive is not supported on this mac More Less. Communities Contact Support.

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Mathu Chehhai The earlier post worked for me: El Capitan Mathu Chehhai P. Desktops Speciality level out of ten: 0. Nov 18, AM in response to macguyincali In response to macguyincali I am having the same problem as the original poster, superdrive is not supported. I don't use my superdrive very often, but just got a great new CD I want to import. Help is super appreciated! Loading page content.

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Is it worth buying an Apple USB SuperDrive? - Macworld UK

They are becoming more restrictive probably rightly so considering some of the junk on the market so checking Mac user reviews would be wise. Otherwise, maybe you could just take it to an Apple store and plug it into one if their show case Macs that still have USB-A. The saga continues! I plugged it in and - Nothing. No indication on finder that it exists.

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I tried an old CD. The drive happily swallowed it up and reported it was blank. I moved the drive back to my MacAir. But it works. At least to play DVDs. More experimentation will be required to see if additional functionality exists. That is consistent with the behavior of built in optical drives on older models.

The drive itself never showed up in the Finder, only an inserted data volume. In a related story, last year I replaced my existing Mac computers with a I was very confused until then. After getting the new DVD drive to work post reboot ; I now believe I need to go back and retest that older unit at some point.

While its nice to see old hardware continue doing its job, it is an 11 year old design and there are significantly better options these days. Rather than spending money buying dongles, getting a third-party drive with the correct plug and no requirement for extra power plugs will be simpler in the long run. No indication on a Finder window that it exists and no message that it requires power. Am I doing something wrong?

Is the device not compatible with MacAir? Is it defective? Anyone have any ideas? TIA, Sam. Simon Simon March 14, , am 4.


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Simon Simon March 14, , am 6. This is a inexpensive little adapter. Simon Simon March 14, , am 9.