Any optical drive replacement will fit?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by elorean, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. elorean macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    The optical drive of my Mini is broken, so I'm looking for a replacement.

    As far as I get a slim and slot-in drive, any brand/maker will make? Or is there any compability issue?

    The only drive I can get locally is a Silverstone SOD01

    Thank you
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

    pastrychef

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    I got a replacement SuperDrive by buying the external one meant for MacBook Airs.
     
  3. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

    pacmania1982

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    I was just about to say get the MacBook Air optical drive and take it to pieces.

    Great minds think alike!

    pac
     
  4. elorean thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    Yeah, I supposed that Apple's hardware would have compatibility, but... it's way expensive for me. 95€ for the external superdrive. Samsung internal units would be as less as 35€, when Pioneer was distributed in Europe would cost up to 50€...

    I'm looking for a cheap replacement solution. I know that those units will physically fit inside the mac mini; but not sure if there's any difficulties (EFI related, firmware patches... whatever)
     
  5. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    I would like to know this as well. My dvd-drive died in my Mini and I want to make it an HTPC.

    -mx
     

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