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    Optical drive in Mac mini help
    I have a 2012 Mac mini if I get the 2010 outer case and optical drive can i install it on my 2012 model Mac mini ?

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    Why get the 2010 outer case? Just buy a new external optical drive and choose USB or FW connection.


    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/optical-drives/
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    I have a external drive I just want it built in like the 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turboeagle4g63 View Post
    I have a 2012 Mac mini if I get the 2010 outer case and optical drive can i install it on my 2012 model Mac mini ?
    Probably not since the logic board and component layout is different. Harry gave you the best advice.

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