MacBook Air SuperDrive for any PC

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bobnugget, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. bobnugget macrumors regular

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    :cool: Not as impossible as everyone says, and no hardware modding needed.

    Note this is currently any PC, not any Mac - it works on my MacBook Pro in Boot camp, but I haven't tried doing this in OS X yet. I will do tonight if I have time. Here's instructions anyway:

    http://geeks.against.tv/applemacbookairsuperdriveonanypc
     
  2. rtheb macrumors 6502

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    This information should be posted here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=4816339#post4816339

    I'm sure if this driver solution in fact works it will be well received by most reading that thread.
     
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I'll have to try it out of curiousity. But putting the boot in, why would you want to pick an MBA SD for any PC - when you can buy the likes of the LG GP08LU10 for typically the same amount?
     
  4. bobnugget thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, I was just hacking for fun. I got one with a damaged lead (that the seller said did not work at all) on ebay for £20 as I was after the drive inside.

    I plugged it into my MBP to see what happened, and noticed Windows recognised it, but wanted a driver. I tried it in OS X last night and no joy. It won't boot from it either. I also tried it on a Dell 4700, and it works there too.
     

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