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Use the Apple external SuperDrive on (almost) any Mac
Authored by: alexburke on May 17, '12 01:57:12PM
Really? No.

In fact, don't even touch the filesystem; just do this in Terminal:
sudo nvram boot-args="mbasd=1"

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Use the Apple external SuperDrive on (almost) any Mac
Authored by: PetePz on Aug 03, '12 11:43:19PM

Thanks to the sudo nvram boot-args="mbasd=1" command line!
It works under Mountain Lion too. I had changed my internal hard disk on my MacBookPro8,2 15" to the Superdrive bay and installed a Samsung 830 SSD in the HD bay. I installed Mountain Lion two days after release on the SSD and typed in the above command on terminal (the first time I have done something like this). After restart, I could use the MacBook Air Superdrive version 2.0 on my MBP. There are limitations, though. DVD player does not accept the drive as valid, VLC player 1.1.9 doesn't work either. I can read the disks as data files. Handbrake works, so there is a way to watch movies on the MBP from DVD, it just takes 30 min. of preparation ;-)
If I find a way to read DVD's directly, I will post it.
Thanks again for the help!!!



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Use the Apple external SuperDrive on (almost) any Mac
Authored by: PetePz on Aug 04, '12 01:19:26PM

I have installed the current version of VLC player (2.0.3) and with "open" you can read and play DVDs.



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Use the Apple external SuperDrive on (almost) any Mac
Authored by: Sounde on Nov 06, '12 03:30:49PM

Look at this: http://macenstein.com/default/2011/07/how-to-get-your-external-super-drive-working-in-lion/

It worked for me... fabulous!



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Use the Apple external SuperDrive on (almost) any Mac
Authored by: Boostedseven on Aug 29, '12 07:22:28PM

How is this reversed? Specifically, I am planning to reinstall my superdrive back in its original home. Is there anything that I need to do aside from physically reinstalling the drive?



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