iTunes ignoring external drive

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
There are many threads that address external DVD drives and the inability to use them.

But I haven't heard of this anywhere...

I recently pulled a DVD-ROM CD-RW drive from a broken PC. I was hoping maybe to use it as an extra CD writer.

Audio CDs show up on the desktop and I can open it to see or copy files just fine. If I drop the image over iTunes 3.0.1 though it just ignores it. If I try to add to a playlist from iTunes it doesn't even show the CD as being on the Desktop.

It is an LG 48x24x48x+16x Combo drive GCC-4480B.

I updated the system LG file from

Has anyone experienced this that has found a fix?


  • Reply 1 of 3
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    is the drive set to 'slave' ?
  • Reply 2 of 3

    Originally posted by Defiant

    is the drive set to 'slave' ?

    The jumper is on Cable Select.

    Since I put the drive in an external Firewire box, I didn't think it mattered what the jumper was set to.

    I will try switching it to Master then Slave and see if there is a difference.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    If it's external, it should be on master, I think.
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