Change an optical drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vacationgirl, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. vacationgirl macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to change an optical drive on a mb/mbp? I am in the market for a new notebook however I am frustrated and waiting for a revision to the new Memro chip. I want to in the future be able to upgrade the optical drive to a blu-ray is this possible with apple or does it have to come factory installed?
     
  2. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

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    It is POSSIBLE, but very diffucult and will void your warranty. You can buy new optical drives for mac laptops..
     
  3. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Keep your warranty, save yourself the hassle, and save yourself the upgrade BTO costs of a future computer.

    Buy external. Its portable, can be used on different computers, involves no opening of the unit - and keeps your warranty intact.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, many notebook optical drives are slightly too large at the edge for Mac laptops and need to be attacked with a hacksaw to fit. Of course, we don't know how large the Blu-Ray drives will be, but I agree with josh.thomas that you should get an external when the time comes. :)
     

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