MacBook Air external SuperDrive in iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Daniel Bittar, May 28, 2012.

  1. Daniel Bittar macrumors newbie

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    Hi there people!

    Well, I have an early iMac, model iMac8,1, serial number QP8392UPZE3, that came with a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-875 SuperDrive. Thist drive is no longer capable of recording DVDs. So I thought about replacing it with a Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive. Is it possible? Is this external SuperDrive compatible with desktop Macs?

    Thanks for your support,
    Daniel Bittar.
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    Why not just get a replacement SuperDrive for the iMac 8,1 that way you know it fits and that it was designed for the iMac 8,1? Your other option could be to to install a Blu-ray drive instead of a SuperDrive.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    The USB super drive is MBA specific....Buy an replacement or a cheap USB burner...Plenty on Amazon etc.
     

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