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I purchased an LG Ultra Slim Portable DVD WRITER and my Mac…

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Hi..I purchased an LG...

Hi..I purchased an LG Ultra Slim Portable DVD WRITER and my Mac isn't seeing it

Technician's Assistant: Apple makes such lovely gadgets but they're still computers underneath. That's where the Mac Technician comes in really handy. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.

The disc I got with the LG is for Windows and I haven't been able to open anything in support of the DVD WRITER

Technician's Assistant: Is there anything else the Mac Technician should be aware of?

Yes, at this time I have no driver for this piece of equipment..unfortunately the Drive on my iMac went out so resorting for thje time being to an external drive

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Mac
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Mac Support Specialist: Pete, Computer Engineer replied 2 years ago
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Hi there!

You may need to install a driver for the new LG DVD writer.

If a disc did not come with it, you can download the correct driver from the LG website:

http://www.lg.com/us/dvd-burners-and-drives

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Pete..you know the driver is the first thing I checked out but my iMac isn't seeing it..The reply is a box that normally should have the image of the file or app to drag over and install...instead I get the message: "No image" in the bottom left corner. So my computer is still not seeing the DVD Drive...
Mac Support Specialist: Pete, Computer Engineer replied 2 years ago

What type of cable connection are you using?

Have you tried connecting to a different port on the iMac?

Can you test the DVD writer on a different computer?

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