External Optic drive player
I have a mid 2010 13 inch Macbook Uni-body model (not a Pro model) running Sierra my internal CD/DVD player is down.I found the part on iFixit but, I want to know if there is a 3rd party external unit that will by- pass the 'Do not Recognize" message that comes up with a Apple Super Drive. I have read about a Terminal command but, it may only apply to older operating system ie: Snow Leopard, Maverick etc: and I am leery of doing anything in Terminal since it might screw up the whole system unless there is a undo command included.
This is the Terminal command I found but is it a general command to by-pass internal unit or only for older operating systems ?
"Open a terminal window and type the following command:
sudo nvram boot-args=“mbasd=1"
Enter your password and then reboot - the drive should work.
Note: you need to be a computer administrator and you need a password for this to work."
I have had the Genius Bar plug in their Super Drive and it is not recognized because I have a internal optic drive. So my question was is there a external brand out there that is just a plug and play ? Or is there an over ride method of Apple’s Super Drive ?
Is this a good question?