score - 9 out of 10
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United Kingdom
The most overly complicated MacBook external DVD drive solution
Took a repair home with me with all the kit to fit a new 320GB hdd and the sodding slot drive doesnt work!! I get this alot with the macs and the customers either dont know, dont tell me or dont normally want to replace it as it doesnt get used.
I dont have any equipment at home and couldnt be bothered to drive down open up the shop and get a USB DVD drive so got an old Pentium 1 desktop out of the garage. Found an old usb to IDE adaptor in a draw, used the pentium 1 power supply to power the DVD player and sods law that doesnt work!!! So stripped my main desktop and used the DVD drive out of that - plugged the usb adaptor into the Mac held down 'C' and it works :-D currently installing Snow Leopard...
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Last edited by Laptop_Matt; 29-09-14 at 16:19.