riplock on this mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rb5505, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. rb5505 macrumors member

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  2. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    Even within the same model of computer, Apple may use different optical drives with the same specs. It's my understanding that nearly all optical drives made these days have the riplock "feature." Fortunately, you can update the firmware for most drives to disable riplock.
     
  3. rb5505 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the reply. where is this update downloaded from? how do i look for the one for my imac?
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Not all drives can even be unlocked these days; most of them cannot.
    You'd need to find out what drive is in your machine then go looking from there.
     

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