My superdrive died.. can I use Macbook Air external?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jonomo, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. jonomo macrumors regular

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    My superdrive on my macbook died... (exactly 1 month after warrantee expired)... i swear i'm getting apple care for my next laptop... anywho... I was thinking of getting the external drive for the Macbook Air... but someoone told me that it ONLY works with the Air... is this true??? is there a work around??? buying a replacement for my macbook seems expensive....
     
  2. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    It will not work because the USB port on the MBA is over spec when it comes to power...that means your USB port will not feed it enough power and I don't think they are designed with their own dedicated power supply.
     
  3. magid macrumors 6502

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    There are a few small usb superdrives out there that are bus powered. I think lacie makes one.
     

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