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upgrading to blu ray player

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Aug 17, 2012 12:54 PM

Hi I have a 2011 modell of macbook pro

and I am going to but in a new optical driver a blu ray

so my question is this. does the laptop use slim or super-slim driver.

MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Bimmer 7 Series Level 6 Level 6 (10,265 points)
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    Aug 17, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to Avorill)

    what do you mean by driver?

     

    i have an slimline external usb bluray drive that i use once in a while.......i use it with no issues in my macbook when i need to do a dvd to dvd copy....

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,140 points)
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    Aug 17, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to Avorill)

    And the goal to accomplish is?

     

    (Beside getting the drive to fit inside, of course)

  • Bimmer 7 Series Level 6 Level 6 (10,265 points)
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    Aug 17, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to Avorill)

    to this day - i haven't seen an internal bluray player made for Macbooks - I could be wrong...

     

    to get this done - it has to be an exact duplicate of your optical drive - meaning dimensions and pin out.

  • Bimmer 7 Series Level 6 Level 6 (10,265 points)
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    Aug 17, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to Avorill)

    big difference - mine connects via usb without opening up my macbook and taking my optical drive out...

     

    what you plan on doing might or might not work - i do hope for your sake it does work since you'll be the first with a Macbook that has a working internal bluray player.

     

    just make sure you know that if anything goes wrong, your warranty is out the window - if you're still under warranty that is....

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,140 points)
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    Aug 17, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to Avorill)

    Avorill wrote:

     

    Is that wrong that I whant to replace the Player?

     

    Nothing wrong with having half an optical drive inside your Mac. No, wait. Two-thirds, actually. After all, it is no longer needed for OS maintenance since the days of the downloadable Lions.

     

    Why? Well, if it can do it, you will be able to read and write CDs. Read and write DVDs. Read raw Blu-Ray content. OS X does not and apparently will never support Blu-Ray decoding. For some strange reason Steve and successors have decided that Blu-Ray is kaput and not worth pursuing, even though Apple is a member of the Blu-Ray Disc Association. So if you aim to watch BU movies, you will have to resort to illegal or gray-area software that may or may not work all the time. Same can be said for burning BU writable media (and hear your wallet say OUCH). But to each his own.

     

    Me? I have an LG Super Multi BU burner on an external FW800/USB3/E-SATA enclosure, that can read or write any shape, form or kind of optical media known to man.

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