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    does the MacBook Air external DVD drive work with normal MacBooks?
    im thinking of buying an external DVD drive to use with my C2D Macbook.

    the reason why is my macbook was bought when i lived in the UK, so is Region 2. but i now live in Canada, so would like to now play region 1 DVD's. but i still need to be able to play region 2 DVD's as i bought 100's with me from the UK.

    so my plan is to buy a region 1 external drive here in Canada, and then play the region 1 DVD's in that, and region 2 DVD's in the internal drive.

    so will the macbook air drive work with a macbook?

    if not can anyone recommend a good usb, or firewire DVD drive?
    thanks

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    No. It needs a high powered port which only the Macbook Air has...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goobimama View Post
    No. It needs a high powered port which only the Macbook Air has...
    ok, can you recommend a good firewire or usb external drive?

    do you think it will work as i said with the different regions?

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    A DVD region can be changed like 5 times.

    So if you get an external drive, then yes, it will play Region 2 DVDs no problems.

    I can't recommend you any though. Just make sure it is Firewire, cause USB is not good for stuff like Burning DVDs and such.

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