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I have a MBP mid-2009, and My SuperDrive is broken. Also, I would like to restore my MacBook Pro for other reasons. What should I do about the broken SuperDrive which works a bit sporadically, but fails the large majority of the time? And, can I use my external Lacie disk drive to restore my MacBook Pro with my snow leopard disk? My LaCie drive does work with my MacBook Pro, and plays DVDs etc. Will it mess my computer up if I try and restore my computer using the external drive?

By the way, there was no additional software needed to use my massé with my MacBook Pro.


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OSX should install no problem from an external drive.

You can by superdrives for about 50bucks online if you want to try to replace yours.


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To restore it go to OWC and get a replacement internal Superdrive as it keeps the value of your computer high and of course if you want to use BootCamp, must have internal optical drive to install.


http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/superdrive/MacBook_13

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 realize that I will have to get it replaced at some point, but without going to an apple store, should I be able to reinstall snow leopard using my external drive?
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I realize that I will have to get it replaced at some point, but without going to an apple store, should I be able to reinstall snow leopard using my external drive?
Yes not a problem


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85% of all electronic failures are the connector (the other 15% are the power supply). To fix your superdrive, pop the cover and unplug - replug in its connector. Check out the many youtube videos that show you how to get to the connector.

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