Wireless Optical Drive Sharing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XFactorer, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. XFactorer macrumors regular

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    Does Apple still do the wireless drive sharing? I remember when the Air came out, you could install software on another computer to 'borrow' the CD drive... is that still an option or do I have to get my own external SuperDrive? I'm deciding whether to order a SuperDrive with my RMBP.

    I couldn't find that feature touted anywhere on the Airs' section of the Apple website... perhaps they're doing it to make money off SuperDrives?
     
  2. ugp macrumors 65816

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    Yes, go into your System Preferences and then Sharing. First option in there.
     
  3. XFactorer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    Unfortunately, I placed my order for the SuperDrive (with my rMBP). The SuperDrive took five minutes from "Process" to "Preparing to ship" so I can't cancel it now. :-(

    But the rMBP is still cancel-able... especially if I go to an Apple Store sometime soon...
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yep, I did the same thing....Bought a superdrive for my MBA....Forgot all about the sharing....Used it once to install Office for Mac. Now it collects dust on my desk. GRR..:)
     
  5. Xcallibur macrumors 6502a

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    You can return the superdrive to a nearby store though can't you?
     
  6. XFactorer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah.... but I don't have a "near by" store to go to... at least not an Apple Store.
     
  7. Xcallibur macrumors 6502a

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    Arhh fair enough, by the way, do you know if it is possible to buy a Macbook Pro online and then if unwanted, take it back to a nearby store and receive a full refund?
     
  8. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Only to an Apple Store I believe, I don't think an authorized retailer or something like that will take it. (Best Buy might give you store credit? Not entirely certain)
     
  9. Xcallibur macrumors 6502a

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    Arh right thanks. :)
     

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