DVD drive failed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ert3, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. ert3 macrumors 6502a

    ert3

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    WheneverI put a disk into the dvd drive I just get this clicking noise so I guess its time to replace it.

    I don't have the cash right now for a new drive inside the mac so I figure I can use an external one.

    Found out that this works for the MBA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136166

    But I am worried becuase I don't own a Mac Book Air.

    Is there some sort of list of external drives that work with OSX or will I have to hope that the Mac Book Air doesn't get preferential drivers for external Disk drives.

    If not I'll just have to scrounge around for the 250 to replace the drive in my mac.
     
  2. spillproof macrumors 68020

    spillproof

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    I'd spend my money on a internal one, personally if its a laptop. But for a cheaper option, DVD drives are generic, PC or Mac. But apparently Apple's drive for the Air doesn't play well with others.
     
  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

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    My drive went in my laptop and I cant send it in for repair yet cause I'm overseas but I use a little $50 samsung external dvd burner. Works flawlessly.

    Also any peripheral will work with a mac, even if they say "windows only" like my dinovo edge keyboard, and mouse, and speakers, etc.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    the drive isn't MBA specific; it's just an external DVD drive and will work on most any system.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I have this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151184

    It works like a native drive, and is bus powered. It comes with a 2 headed USB cable, but I know I can run it with just one.
     

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