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Note: This Mac DVD drive not working solution is only available on Mac OS X Lion. If you are a Snow Leopard and below user, please look for other ways. Q: My CD/DVD Drive on my iMac keeps ejecting every CD/DVD when I put a CD/DVD in the drive. It sounds like it tries to read the disc, buy fails finally. .The Apple USB SuperDrive is compatible with Mac models from 2008 and later that don't have a built-in optical drive.MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models with USB-C ports require a USB-C to USB adapter (sold separately) to use Apple USB SuperDrive. Apple's USB SuperDrive is the Mac external hard drive designed to complement MacBook Pro/Air. It is compatible with Macbook,Macbook air, Macbook Pro, iMac or Mac mini via a single USB cable to help read DVD/CD and write to CD-R and DVD-R discs. I have an Apple - MacBook® Pro Model MD101LL/A and for some reason, the dvd drive is not working. When I insert a DVD, nothing happens. Even if I click on the DVD drive icon and try to play the DVD this, nothing happens. Before, when I insert the DVD, the DVD player/program automatically opens and plays the DVD.

Due to the strict law, you are not able to play different region DVD on your computer. Every DVD player (that includes the one in your computer) is sold being able to play only discs with the same region as the country it was sold in. That includes Macs too, sort of. On a new Mac, the DVD drive is automatically locked to the DVD region code that is first used. From then on, this can only be changed four more times.

You pretty much have two choices — either find the DVD region code that you'll be using the most and set it to that one (since the four times are going to be used up sooner or later) — or 'flash' your drive to make the DVD player in different regions, which goes with the risk of destroying the drive. Below are tips to play different region DVD on Mac (macOS sierra, EL Capitan, Yosemite and Mavericks included).

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Simple Steps to Play Different Region DVDs on Mac (Sierra included)

Step 1

When you insert a DVD with a different region with the one of your drive, you get the dialog pop up as image shown.

Step 2

If you click cancel at this point, the DVD will be ejected, so Cntl + Click on the DVD Player icon, hold down the Option/Alt key and then click Force Quit (you can set DVD player not to open when a DVD is inserted in System Preferences).

Step 3

Download and install VLC and open it, then select File > Open Disc.
Click on the Disc tab -> click on DVD -> select the device -> click OK (usually this is selected by default). The DVD will now play, and your region code will remain intact.


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Though it lacks a Retina display and features a thicker, heavier design, spinning hard drive, and a CD/DVD SuperDrive, Apple's legacy MacBook Pro survived the company's latest round of updates on Tuesday, and was even given a $100 price cut to $1,099.

Specifications for the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro remain the same: It has a 2.5-gigahertz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4 gigabytes of 1600MHz memory, a 500-gigabyte 5400-rpm spinning hard drive, and Intel HD graphics 4000. Despite its heft, it also gets poorer battery life than the thinner models with Retina displays: 7 hours of advertised uptime versus 9 hours for the premium 13-inch varieties.

Apple continued to offer non-Retina 15- and 13-inch models until last October, when the 15-inch legacy MacBook Pro was given the ax.

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The sole remaining 13-inch model with disc drive is now by far the cheapest option for users looking to get a professional-grade notebook from Apple, costing a full $200 cheaper than the entry 13-inch Retina model. That model was given a bump on Tuesday to 8 gigabytes of RAM, doubling its previous offering, while the processor was increased to a 2.6-gigahertz dual-core Intel Core i5.

For the non-Retina 13-inch, matching the RAM of the entry Retina model adds $100 to the price tag, making it still a cheaper option. A processor upgrade to a 2.9-gigahertz dual-core Intel Core i7 is also available for $150 extra, and hard drive upgrades to a 1-terabyte spinning drive or various solid-state drives are also available.

The continued availability of the 13-inch model with SuperDrive comes as Apple has moved toward a disc-less future. Ditching optical drives has allowed Apple to avoid hardware failures with those components, and along with speedy and small flash storage has helped enable thinner and lighter notebook designs.

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Though both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lineups have now been updated with slightly faster Intel processors in 2014, rumors suggest that the company isn't done yet, as a new 12-inch notebook with a high-resolution Retina display and a completely new external design is expected to hit shelves this holiday season. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed last October that the new 12-inch MacBook will feature an 'ultra-slim clamshell form factor,' and observers believe it will represent the company's first MacBook Air with a Retina display.

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Kuo believes the new MacBook will be powered by an Intel processor, not a custom ARM chip as has been rumored. He has predicted that the incoming model will 'redefine laptop computing once again following the milestone created by the MacBook Air.'