Optical Drive Compatability

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ri-dog, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Ri-dog macrumors newbie

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    A friend of mine recently purchased a new optical drive for his 2011 Macbook Pro. However he accidentally bought the wrong drive (designed for 2008 models) and the connector is different. I don't have physical access to the machine but I am giving him advice. According to GSX, the connector on the drive is removable for both. Is it possible to switch the connectors and use the older drive?

    Thanks in advance!

    - Ridog
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    Unfortunately the "Early 2008" MBPs used a completely different interface; swapping the connector (if it's even possible) won't help.
     
  3. Ri-dog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh well, thanks for letting me know. I'll just tell him to buy the correct drive.

    - Ridog
     
  4. howareyoukk macrumors regular

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    i think he can ask for refunds within 14 days right?
     

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