2006 white macbook superdrive broken

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  1. lou7 macrumors newbie

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    hey guys have a 2006 white macbook running 10.4.11, i was wondering if i could use the optical drive from my mac mini or pc so i can remotely use it with my macbook... ive seen that i could enable remote disk if i had 10.5 or above but i dont. so any help would be great, thanks!
     
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  3. lou7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean by that? And thanks for reply
     
  4. Alag28 macrumors 6502

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    turn off mb
    hold down T
    turn on mb
    keep holding till ur in target disk mode
     
  5. logana macrumors 65816

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    Fine apart from that would put the MacBook into Target mode......

    You need to connect the Macs with a 6 pin to 6 pin Firewire cable then startup the Mac whose optical drive you want to use while holding down T.

    Why not update the MacBook to 10.6 ????
     
  6. lou7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I update without using a disk? Can I download from
    Somewhere? I'm
    New to macs thanks
     
  7. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Again, put the good machine in target disk mode. You can borrow its optical drive.
     
  8. lou7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thank you, can I do that without the FireWire cable or do I have to do it the way the guy above posted?
     
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  10. lou7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I got the FireWire cable but it was the wrong one..it's my fault I should have been more specific..I got the 6pin to 6pin cable which fits my MacBook but doesn't fit the mini, what cable do I need? Thanks
     
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