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    Help needed - Qubz external DVD writer and Macbook

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    Help needed - Qubz external DVD writer and Macbook
    Hi

    My technical knowledge when it coms to Macs (and all computers really) is pretty poor so sorry if I'm a bit slow!

    I'm trying to run a Qubz external DVD drive on my Macbook (NOT air or pro - bought around 2006) but can't seem to get it working. Power's getting to it via usb as I'm able to use the eject function (and the green light comes on), but the Macbook doesn't appear to be recognizing the dvd drive. It might be something simple like drivers, but as I say - I'm fairly useless with computers so any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Help needed - Qubz external DVD writer and Macbook

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    We'll need a bit more info... what OS version are you running on there? Which model MacBook is it, do you know?

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    Help needed - Qubz external DVD writer and Macbook

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    Hi Jamie

    Its OS X Version 10.4.11. Hardware overview says the following - hope it helps.

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz


    Thanks

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    Help needed - Qubz external DVD writer and Macbook

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    You may need to upgrade to a newer OS. Mac OS X 10.6 is $30 from Apple. Snag it. It is SO worth it. (Even though I haven't yet...)

    Before you ask, yes, the $29 disc will upgrade 10.4. No, you won't find a better price anywhere.


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    Help needed - Qubz external DVD writer and Macbook
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    According to the Qubz web site in the UK, the drive is powered from the USB port. Is that true for your drive? If it is, I find that unusual as most drives have their own built in power supply or use a power cube.

    It may be that your Qubz drive is not receiving enough power for it to adequately work. It may be able to eject, but not read or write disks. And I noticed that the drive instructions do not mention being compatible with OS X although they do mention Linux.

    Anyway, try hooking up a separate power supply to the drive and see if you have any better luck.

    Regards.

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    Help needed - Qubz external DVD writer and Macbook

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    Thanks guys - I'll give your suggestions a try and let you know how it goes

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    Help needed - Qubz external DVD writer and Macbook

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    According to the Qubz web site in the UK, the drive is powered from the USB port. Is that true for your drive? If it is, I find that unusual as most drives have their own built in power supply or use a power cube.

    It may be that your Qubz drive is not receiving enough power for it to adequately work. It may be able to eject, but not read or write disks. And I noticed that the drive instructions do not mention being compatible with OS X although they do mention Linux.

    Anyway, try hooking up a separate power supply to the drive and see if you have any better luck.

    Regards.
    Oh yeah... and my drive is only powered by USB. I don't recall it coming with a separate power supply but I'll see if I can find one. Thanks again

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