safe to remove optical drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snail22, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. snail22 macrumors newbie

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    The optical drive in my 2009 unibody macbook is busted (won't read any discs and spits them out). Is it safe just to remove it and make my computer a bit lighter?
     
  2. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Why not? Or you can put another HDD/SDD in the optical drive.
     
  3. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Safe, is a relative term..

    Safe, is a relative term ~ if you are capable with tools, yes!! :)

    Give 'er a Go, if the ~200 grams less will ease the pain on your arms!! :apple:
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Sure go right ahead. Honestly though, the drive is extremely thin stamped aluminum sheetmetal and plastic, when I removed mine I could barely feel its weight in my hand.
     

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