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DVD Drive Not working on Catalina

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I finished installing MacOS Catalina yesterday.

Everything is working except the DVD Drive. After every boot, a window pop's up saying the disk is uninitialized and ejects the tray.

So I took a look inside the disk utility and it is saying that the drive capacity is 51.95 Peta Byte  :surprised:   :wallbash:

I tried the DVD drive in windows and it worked correctly and it was working fine in macOS HS and Sierra I didn't have to install any additional drivers or kext for it to work

Does anyone know what's happening?

Would this affect my HDD and SSD in some way?

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It should be working with 0 probs if your SATA drives are working

 

Has macOS removed internal support for optical drives? It is possible that an external DVD drive could work. 

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Posted (edited)

No support removed, no. But it's probably one of those optical drives that require the little ATAPI patch usually provided as a FakeSMC injection or by dummy kext such as old Dil83's injector.

IOAHCISerialATAPI_Injector.kext.zip

 

Difficult to say more given that OP's has not posted any specs at all, so it's a bit of a shot in the dark.

Edited by Hervé

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2 hours ago, Hervé said:

No support removed, no. But it's probably one of those optical drives that require the little ATAPI patch usually provided as a FakeSMC injection or by dummy kext such as old Dil83's injector.

IOAHCISerialATAPI_Injector.kext.zip

 

Difficult to say more given that OP's has not posted any specs at all, so it's a bit of a shot in the dark.

sorry, I forgot to add the specs.
what should i do with the kext. should i use it in clover/kext/other

or install it with kext utility
 

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