SuperDrive for Air swap with MB ComboDrive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by HiFiGuy528, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I have a Air SuperDrive and want to open the case to SWAP the RAW drive with my MacBook 2.1ghz's ComboDrive. I want to do that because I would use iDVD on MB instead of Air.

    Do you guys know what is the model or part number for each unit? Are they the same size? Will I run into driver problems?
  2. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Have you tried to just plug in the superdrive to the USB on the MB? I know it needs more power than a regular USB port but who knows maybe the ports on the new MB will work.
  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
  4. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    MacBook optical drive is 9.5mm high - the drive in the Air Superdrive is 12.5mm high (same as in MBP 17" models) so will not fit.

    Best bet is to "modify" the Air Superdrive to work with any USB port - as mentioned in the 3rd post.

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