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How to disable an optical drive
Authored by: apophasis on Nov 07, '09 07:49:01PM

Okay, I went back in and unplugged the Superdrive, so that's that. And now when I insert a DVD in the FW drive, it shows up in System Profiler, DVD appears on the desktop with the right name... But when I try to play it with DVD player, I get "There was an initialization error. A valid DVD drive could not be found. [-70012]. Help!
Ironically enough, I appear to have disabled my optical drive, all right...



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How to disable an optical drive
Authored by: apophasis on Nov 07, '09 09:50:02PM

So DVD Player will not run if the Superdrive is unplugged, despite the fact that you can read the DVD from a Firewire external and open it. So it's a DVD Player problem, at this point. My "Super" drive is physically broken and cycling really annoyingly, so I'd like to unplug it, but can't watch DVD's in DVD Player like that. Maybe another player? Otherwise, issues are solved, sort of.



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