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

    Apr 28, 2005
    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

    Dec 27, 2006
    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


    Jan 6, 2003

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

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