Risks of taking out Superdrive

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

  1. valmorra macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2011
    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

    Sep 29, 2008
    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

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
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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

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    probably not too much.

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


    Feb 9, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    Actually, it's a great idea. You'll end up making room for an SSD.

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