Macbook SuperDrive in other systems?

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  1. designed macrumors 6502

    designed

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    Turns out I had a true series of unfortunate events, which left my MacBook in a condition that's not worth repairing. Now, considering dismantling the thing for parts, all tips are welcome.

    I already got a friend asking for the SuperDrive but I was wondering, does the MacBook SuperDrive fit the Mac Mini or the 12" PowerBook?
     
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Physically it will fit in there (it is actually thinner than their default drives) but I am not sure if it uses the same mounting brackets because of the thinness. Plus, because it is thinner, making sure that it lines up for the slot load could be a chore.

    You will be better off making sure that a MacBook or MacBook Pro owner gets it.

    As for dismantling what all is wrong with it? oh and check out ifixit.com
     
  3. designed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I had the same hunch about the thinness.

    Apparently the fan power outlet went dead from the logic board end so I'd need a new logic board if I wanted to do anything more demanding than watching a maximum of two minutes of YouTube videos. After that the thing overheats and shuts itself down.

    Since my warranty is dead and the thing was bought through a company and I even don't have AppleCare (hindsight: stupid thing to have a Rev.A machine without AC), I'd have to pay for the repair myself.

    That and I've had it with that MacBook, which has had almost every possible Rev.A fault and a few one-off specials in the less than a year-and-a-half I've had it.
     
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Yea, I neglected to get AppleCare myself, but I think I have thus far been dodging any bullets in terms of needing it. I have had no issues (requiring AppleCare at least) with my MacBook *knock on wood*.

    Well, you will be able to sell off the screen, optical drive, hard drive, RAM, and case. The logic board is probably pointless to try and salvage, but maybe try and sell it anyway, see what you can get for it.
     
  5. designed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, this was the first and last issue needing AC after the warranty expired in June. During the warranty, I had the following problems: random shutdown syndrome, stained wristpad, bent frame preventing the operation of the optical drive, dead battery, and a flickering display backlight. This is excluding all the minor nuisances Apple fixed with firmware updates :rolleyes:

    But thanks for your help, I'll focus now on selling the bits. :)
     
  6. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    How much are you thinking about selling the SuperDrive for? Mine only has the ComboDrive.
     
  7. macguru3 macrumors newbie

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    It looks like the price + shipping from Europe would cost you more than a brand new SuperDrive, haha.
     

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