Would This Optical Drive Work?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Squilly, Feb 5, 2013.

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    Squilly

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    So, I pried my optical drive out of it's casing since it was stuck. A disc was in it so I took it out. Everything was in-tact, except for a small dent in the ribbon near the lens. Here's what it looks like:
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    I only needed it for one occasion since my rMBP doesn't have an optical drive. Didn't want to go out and buy another one. Would it work?
     
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    Squilly

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    Does the tray have to be pushed back into the "box"?
     
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    Technically, I don't believe so. But there is likely some sort of physical mechanism that will prevent it from using the drive unless it has been retracted.
     

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