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Memorex dvd slim external dvd recorder not installing on mac

My new MEMOREX DVD Slim External Recorder won't install on my macbook OSX 10.6.3, what do I do? do I need to reformat it or something ???? I have tried: Unplugging the whole unit, clicking on text files in install menu but half of the files can't be opened and the instruction sheet says a menu will come up...it doesn't. Do I need to reformat it like I do with external hard drive?

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  • design92
    design92 Feb 22, 2012

    ....Ok, I have just found out you don't even need to use the install cd for it to work....what is the install disc for then?

    Yay, happy I can burn a cd - not sure about dvds though...

  • gummy_eileen
    gummy_eileen Mar 03, 2012

    I just got the memorex dvd recorder and have the same problem as you, what do you mean that you don't need to install the CD to use it? I can't see the drive at all

  • design92
    design92 Mar 04, 2012

    Think is a mac thing, you can't actually install their pc software, you just burn your cds the same way you as usual (make folder, stick blank disc and select burn)....macs - so much smarter lol

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SOURCE: I wanted to copy some files from a floppy disc to

Copying files from Floppy Drive to External HDD.

01. Ensure that both Floppy drive and External HDD are configured properly in the machine.

02. Sometimes if virus affected the files of floppy drive, will not copy the full files.

03. Close the small led in the floppy top right side and check once again.

04. In start program, type coimmand and the dos prompt with Drive will appear.

05. keyin Dir A: and see it reads all files.

06. There also it gives error, you cannot copy these files to External HDD.

07. Try to use some other floppier which is already formatted.

08. Ohrr solution is just copy all these files from the floppy drive on to C: and copy the same files after creating a folder in C Drive.

09. Check the Interlink cable is also working fine.

10. If the problem not solved, please call authorized system service engineer to sort out the issue..

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SOURCE: I need to install the

What operating system are you using? There is usually no need for drivers on external HDD. The computer usually recognizes it and installs the necessary software for it.. Let me know if this answers your question and good luck..

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