Optical drive not recognized in 10.6 but works when booted in 10.5
I have a Macbook A1181 with Snow Leopoard installed. The optical drive is not recognized in the OS, but I can boot from it. In fact, I installed another hard drive, installed a new OS (10.5) and the drive is recognized. I have also installed another optical drive with the same results.
I ran the Software Update in 10.6, but no change.
It looks like there is a software problem in the OS. How can I fix the software to recognize the optical drive?
Well your machine is a 2006 not a 2009.
Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/06) Specs
Identifiers: Late 2006 - MA700LL/A - MacBook2,1 - A1181 - 2121
I would bet that the drive has been replaced with a non-Apple drive. I would venture to guess that the system was installed before the drive change and that a reinstall of the 10.6 with updates will allow you to see the drive.