How to test an old A1181 Super Drive outside of Macbook body

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by endlightend, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. endlightend, Nov 5, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013

    endlightend macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2013
    Hey all, first time poster here.
    Bought this
    Macbook in '06 and even after 5 years it was still kicking. It got knocked around in a bad car accident in '11 which killed my hard drive and changed the shape of the body so that it wouldn't take discs anymore. Instead of giving up on this thing I am switching out the new replacement HDD I got for it with a SSD and giving it as a work laptop to a friend. I also took out the Super Drive and want to find out if it still works- can someone tell me what connector I need to use to get it to plug into a USB? I am hearing terms like PATA/IDE thrown around, but I'm not sure which end is which. Thanks.
  2. maz-o macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2010
    There are some cheap chinese usb-housings for macbook superdrives on eBay. I paid less than 10 bucks including shipping for one (it was for a newer unibody though, don't know what dvd-drive that thing uses, might want to double check its compatibility)
  3. endlightend thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2013

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