Risks of taking out Superdrive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by valmorra, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. valmorra macrumors member

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    Hello folks!

    The Superdrive inside my Unibody MacBook late '08 recently died. Since I haven't really used it anyway and a replacement costs too much, I decided to just take it out to make my MacBook lighter.

    Now are there any (longterm-)risks using a MacBook without anything inside the Superdrive slot?

    Thank you very much,

    - Val
     
  2. ChazB macrumors member

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    You risk not being able to install anything from CD/DVD. Other than that; maybe dust getting into the slot, but that shouldn't be a HUGE issue.
     
  3. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    Would it help the cooling of the macbook since it has more air inside? Or doesn't it matter?
     
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    probably not too much.

    OP, you just have to be certain that you can go without installations via cd/dvd.
     
  5. Bkxmnr macrumors regular

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    Actually, it's a great idea. You'll end up making room for an SSD.
     

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