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Wally
15th March 2009, 11:04 AM
Hi Guys,

I have disconnected my Internal SuperDrive recently due to the noise it was making (was really getting a bit annoying)

Now, I would like to use DVD Player again but due to a recent discovery I get this message

http://img.skitch.com/20090315-4uidp154cdnpbseyryyngche4.png

Its driving me mad, I can't find another solution other than to use VLC which I do not really think much of (Too cluttered IMHO) or reconnect the internal drive and live with the noises it makes or buy another superdrive / Combo Drive (Which are incredibly expensive)

chrisede
15th March 2009, 11:08 AM
Just connect the drive again. Really... you don't use any optical discs at all?

Wally
15th March 2009, 11:58 AM
The drive is buggered, I think I know whats wrong with it though (one of the springs has fallen out and the arms are not moving is my guess) perhaps removing the arms will fix it.

Maximage
15th March 2009, 12:10 PM
What sort of machine is it?

Wally
15th March 2009, 12:14 PM
MacBook First Rev, Core Duo

Maximage
15th March 2009, 12:26 PM
If you've disconnected the internal drive then obviously you are happy tinkering around inside the machine? What model number drive is it? Do you know? Why not track down the same drive another way, ie, not thru Apple? Saves the clunk of having to carry round an external drive?

Maximage
15th March 2009, 12:34 PM
Applel GSA-S10N DVD RW DL Replace UJ-857 - eBay Drives, Apple Components, Apple Computers Components, Computers Networking. (end time 16-Mar-09 10:03:08 AEDST) (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Applel-GSA-S10N-DVD-RW-DL-Replace-UJ-857_W0QQitemZ350177547012QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item350177547012&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318)

$120 shipped to your house, from a seller with a huge rating score. Just an idea for you to ponder.

spuds_imac
15th March 2009, 12:40 PM
just use VLC

~Coxy
16th March 2009, 11:11 AM
Try this Wally:
Msi Wind Forums • View topic - Make DVD Player work with external DVD drives (http://forums.msiwind.net/osx-software/make-dvd-player-work-with-external-dvd-drives-t8908.html)

Beats the heck out of listening to that horrible slot loading sound all the time.

Wally
18th March 2009, 11:09 PM
Try this Wally:
Msi Wind Forums • View topic - Make DVD Player work with external DVD drives (http://forums.msiwind.net/osx-software/make-dvd-player-work-with-external-dvd-drives-t8908.html)

Beats the heck out of listening to that horrible slot loading sound all the time.

Perfect Coxy! Thanks!

(Hopefully one day soon we'll be able to use DVD Player for Disk Images with no DVD Drive at all)