Change an optical drive?

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

  1. vacationgirl macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2006
    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


    Jun 29, 2006
    Testicles. That is all.
    It is POSSIBLE, but very diffucult and will void your warranty. You can buy new optical drives for mac laptops..
  3. Kardashian macrumors 68020


    Sep 4, 2005
    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

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    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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