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Upgrade my mini mac dvd drive


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I want to upgrade my combo drive to a super drive, the lack of a dvd writer is hurting me! ive found this Pioneer DVR-K04 which looks like the one i want but i cant seem to find it in the uk. Is there another drive out there that i could use? i would realy like a dual layer drive.

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You can't upgrade the dvd drive on your own. It is very hard and will void your warranty

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i fairly sure i could do it, dont realy care about the warenty, just need to find somthing to put in it!
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Just get an external drive

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Just get your self an external firewire DVD burner. Then you will still have your warranty. You will also be able to move your burner to other systems if you need to.

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If you can find the right part cheap, I don't think it would be very difficult to change it.
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I've upgraded my drives to the Pioneer with no problems. It cost me $110 (US) for the drive. It's actually quite easy to do. The problem is now I want bezels for the old drives. I found them in the UK but it's so expensive to ship them over here.

Here's the bezel for the old drive: http://linitx.com/product_info.php?products_id=637

Anyone know where to find it in the US?
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The problem is now I want bezels for the old drives.
What do you need those for?
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What do you need those for?
So I can re-use the drives in my other devices. Without the bezel, the CD is spit out at very high rate and is flung.
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So I can re-use the drives in my other devices. Without the bezel, the CD is spit out at very high rate and is flung.

note to self: intentionally remove the bezel from my optical drive and have a ball watching my imac shoot cd/dvds across the room...

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anyone else know of a drive which i could use?
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Is there link showing how to remove the original optical drive from the mac mini? Just curious....

I've done a memory upgrade, which is quite simple.


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Is there link showing how to remove the original optical drive from the mac mini? Just curious....

I've done a memory upgrade, which is quite simple.


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http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/mac-mini/superdrive/

Put one in my mini. Not much harder then putting in the ram.
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