I tried to do just that today - loaded a movie in my iMac to play on my MacBook Pro - but no joy. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply benthewraith, Dec 5, 2012 benthewraith macrumors 68040 Joined: May 27, 2006 Location: Miami, FL #2 mindquest said: ↑ share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply (You must log in or sign up to post here.) Show Ignored Content Share This Page Log in Loading... have a peek here
Loading... Thanks benthewraith!! Check your discBefore troubleshooting, first confirm the discs you are using will work with your computer. The drive does recognise the laptop as it powers up and am able to insert and remove CDs etc, but my Mac is not registering it.
Although the system requirements state it is compatible with either Windows XP or Vista, it is compatible with Windows 7 and 8. To avoid these limitations, a USB optical drive would be needed. You can download the disk image from Microsoft, then use the license you have with your disk to activate.
Try another disc to see if the issue is being caused by a specific disc. Make sure you've entered a name that you can easily recognize in the Computer Name field. The feature doesn't support audio CDs, video DVDs, OS installations and games that require constant disc access. Dvd Or Cd Sharing Setup Update For Mac If this doesn't work, head over to disk utility.
I had an iMac that had a dead optical drive, enabled this to serve as a stopgap measure, and when I did a Mac-to-Mac transfer with my new computer, it came Remote Disc Mac If Mac preferences are set to allow for drives to show on the desktop, the DVD will be immediately visible there. Providing the ability for new Mac users to be able to use their PC's optical drive is a smart way of ensuring that their transition is as seamless as possible. You might want to try deleting the keys entirely.
A dialog box will appear on the host Mac detailing the user and Mac that is requesting permission to access its optical drive, giving you the ability to deny or allow Remote Disc Mac Not Showing David A. Remote Mac Now that the service is enabled, we can now remotely access our host Mac's optical drive. I have gotten it to work between machines I have, though.
Reconnect the Superdrive directly to the display when you no longer need to start the computer from the SuperDrive. All Rights Reserved. External Optical Drive For Mac For MacBook Air owners wanting to still install software from CDs and DVDs, many of whom need a way of installing Microsoft Office, Apple introduced a Remote Disc, providing local network Mac Cd Drive Not Working You can also restrict who has access to your optical drive by selecting"Ask me before allowing others to use my DVD drive." If you're sharing discs from a Windows computer and
The disk slot only opens if the cd drive is connected to a laptop, and once connected to my laptop I am able to insert and remove DVDs etc: it's just http://jetpackshield.com/remote-disc/remote-disc-not-working-macbook-air.html Got a tip for us? Kevin Log in or register to post comments Thanks but no joy Submitted by Khafsa2015 on 25 August, 2015 - 17:03 Hi Kevin, Thanks for your reply, unfortunately had no luck. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=455975 share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply mindquest, Dec 5, 2012 mindquest thread starter macrumors regular Joined: Oct 25, 2009 #3 benthewraith said: External Cd Drive For Mac Not Working
Submit Cancel One Moment Please Thanks for your feedback. 42% of people found this helpful. Additional Product Support Information Start a Discussion in Apple Support Communities Ask other users about this article Wait... Up next Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive: Unboxing and Demo - Duration: 5:07. Check This Out This lets Macs without disc drives install software from DVD's, import CD's into iTunes, rip DVD's, and even burn CD's and DVD's.
The Superdrive should attempt to eject the disc. Dvd Or Cd Sharing Update 1.0 For Windows Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited.
Make sure all the plastic feet on your notebook computer are present as this could create an uneven surface. David A. The description says that it is compatible with Mac, but when I plug it in, the cd drive does not appear on my desktop. Use Cd Drive From Another Computer Windows Host Mac To enable Remote Disc on your host Mac, open System Preferences and select Sharing.
I was able to read from both a CD and a DVD, however, but have yet to attempt a write test. Since an iMac "should" have an optical drive I was wondering if a setting has been turned off because of that. Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Find out whyClose Apple MacBook Air Remote Disc: Windows and Mac Tutorial DetroitBORG SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe942,294942K Loading... http://jetpackshield.com/remote-disc/remote-disc-not-working.html iPhone4au 175,338 views 14:35 Learn the MAC In Under 90 Minutes 2015 Yosemite Edition - Duration: 1:12:05.
Enabling it will provide access to your Mac's optical drive over the local network. Cox 1,332,849 views 1:12:05 Macbook Air Remote disk Demo - Duration: 1:56. For computers that did not ship with an optical drive and do not have the Apple USBSuperDrive, you can useCD or DVD sharing to access a CD or DVD in another If you'd like to help, Click here to learn more.
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