Can I use a MacBook Air Superdrive with another Mac?

David Hallengren August 29, 2011

I’d like to use my mom’s Superdrive on my MacBook Pro so that I can more easily multitask. Is this possible without opening it up and changing any of the wires, hardware, etc.?

  1. Anonymous
    December 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I found a software trick to use it on any mac (actually, Apple engineers built a flag into the driver that can be activated to make it work on any mac). I documented it here:

  2. Dave LeClair
    August 29, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Based on what I can find it is not possible without doing some pretty serious hacking. This article will tell you how to do, it but it does involve some soldering. That seems to be the only way at this point.