Can I leave out an Optical Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Michael Baker, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Michael Baker macrumors newbie

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    I have a five year old Powerbook G4, 15" Aluminum 1 gigahertz. My internal hard-drive failed and I'm replacing it myself using iFixit's guides. My question is: Can I take out (and leave out) the optical drive? I never use it and it adds a lot of weight to the computer. I guess I would just fasten the PRAM battery to the bottom of the case. Would this cause any problems when I reinstall the system software? Thanks in advance for any answers.
     
  2. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yup you most certainly can take it out. mine has been out for months! battery life gets maybe 10mins extra.
     

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