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    MAC 24 external cd

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    MAC 24 external cd
    Hi I have a 2006/7 MAC 24 with ann internal cd that does not work. Have tried cleaning it but no success.

    I am now trying to connect an external USB cd/dvd drive but the MAC does not seem to recognise it.

    Am I missing some sort of setup procedure?

    Any help appreciated

    Mike

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    MAC 24 external cd
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    There's no special procedure, and pretty much any external drive should work. There is one exception to this: Apple's DVD player will not play DVDs off an external drive. Well... maybe they will if it's an Apple-branded external DVD drive, but not any others I've used. What drive are you using, and what are you trying to do, or what is "failing" to happen?

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    MAC 24 external cd

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    Thanks for response

    It is a cheap external USB cd-ROM Dynamode is the name

    I am trying to upgrade operating system to Snow Leapard on my son's MAC. I have tried another disc and neither actually load. I also can't see the CD drive under Finder. Beginning to wonder if I have the wrong CD drive. It odes not mention DVD on the box!

    Mike

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    MAC 24 external cd
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjp101 View Post
    Thanks for response

    It is a cheap external USB cd-ROM Dynamode is the name

    I am trying to upgrade operating system to Snow Leapard on my son's MAC. I have tried another disc and neither actually load. I also can't see the CD drive under Finder. Beginning to wonder if I have the wrong CD drive. It odes not mention DVD on the box!
    BINGO! If it doesn't have a DVD logo on it, then it likely doesn't support it. This one, for example, is CD-only.

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    MAC 24 external cd

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    Yep Bingo. Cheers.

    Thanks to Maplin for swapping.

    Wait for more posts as I go about upgrade!

    MIke

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