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01-01-2017, 04:15 PM
I have a Mac Mini 10.9.5 and had been able to play my DVD movies with the external disc drive. Then one day a message popped up - USB drive not supported on this Mac. The DVD is now stuck in the external drive and can't get it out. Help please...Sheila

01-01-2017, 05:10 PM
What have you done between the last time it all worked and now??

What DVD player model is it??

Have you tried:
- power cycling the DVD player
- Restart the mini but hold down your mouse button when you hear the boot sound and it may pop the disk out.

- Patrick

01-01-2017, 05:17 PM
Any chance you have disconnected the USB drive withoutjecting it first? With the xternal connected, what does Disk Utility have to say/ KS it seen on your Desktop?

01-01-2017, 05:30 PM
Also, what model and year Mac mini are you using?

01-01-2017, 07:49 PM
Hi Group, thanks for your fast replies. I got lucky: There are three slots on the mini where I can connect the very short cable of the DVD player.. I tried the first one and it didn't work. When I tried the next one the DVD started. The Mini is a "late 2012", but it isn't much ore than 2 years old. OTOH I could have forgotten to eject the drive, as my brain is getting old. : ). I mostly only do email, write, or watch movies. Thanks again! Sheila