Mac mini Combo Drive in a MacBook?

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  1. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    I've acquired a Mac mini 1.5 Core Solo, with a working Combo drive.

    My girlfriend's MacBook has a slightly dead superdrive in it, which won't even read discs.

    Can I swap the two (the mini won't need an optical drive for what I'm using it for)? I'm assuming height would be the only potential failing point...

    The mini's drive has the following on the top of it:

    COMBO 8124A
    MODEL CW-8124-C

    ...while the MacBook's System Profiler seems to show the drive in there as a Matshita UJ-857.
     
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    The Mini (last I heard) uses 12mm drives, the MacBook and MacBook Pro use 9.5mm drives (where those values are the height)
     
  3. bigandy thread starter macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    damn.

    i'll find a measurement device and confirm..
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Yes - different heights (thickness?) - the combo drive in the MacBook is a 8221A and the MacMini one will be too thick !!
     

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