USB DVD Drive for Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by David H, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. David H macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I have a 2007 13" Macbook and the optical drive has given up the ghost. I was quoted £250 from an authorised apple service agent to have it replaced (didn't get apple care, lesson learnt!). I ordered a replacement drive on ebay from Singapore. Once installed, this worked quite well for about 10 mins (although advertised as new, it clearly wasn't).

    Anyway, although I don't see it being worthwhile spending £250 on this computer, I'm not quite ready to buy a new one just yet. In the interim I was wondering if anyone has used a USB optical drive with their Macbook?
    Does it work well with Leopard?

    One of the reviewers on amazon says that although advertised as being compatible with Macs, this drive did not work well with their Macbook Pro:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467198433&pf_rd_i=468294


    Any help much appreciated!

    Cheers, David
     
  2. fluffyx macrumors 6502

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  3. David H thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Fluffyx,
    I've ordered that one now, fingers crossed!
     

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