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  1. #1

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    Nov 11, 2011
    My Samsung Blu-Ray
    Hi guys..

    been noobie to all things Mac I've got a problem.

    I bought a samsung SE-406AB blu ray drive. Only thing is with windows I'm use to plugging in waiting a minute hoping windows update works and bobs ur uncle. Howeer nothing has happened on my mac and the drive isn't installed.

    Anything i can do to get it to install?


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    bobtomay's Avatar
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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    It's installed as soon as you plug it in properly.

    As to whether it's mounted or not, have you opened up Disk Utility to see if it is showing there?

    I am guessing you're waiting for it to pop up on the Desktop? Won't do that unless you have your preferences set to show it on the Desktop.

    Open up 'Finder - Preferences - General' tab and put a check next to 'CDs, DVDs and iPods'.

    Want it to show up in the sidebar of Finder - head for the same place but the 'Sidebar' tab.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    I've got a 'bare' Samsung Blu-ray drive and it does just appear on the desktop.... but it has to have a disc in it.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Quote Originally Posted by mrplow View Post
    I've got a 'bare' Samsung Blu-ray drive and it does just appear on the desktop.... but it has to have a disc in it.
    That's the same with any external optical drive or even a USB external floppy drive.... unless there's a disk in it, it won't show on the desktop. Unlike Windows where it does show, disk or no disk.

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