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Is Optical Drive ncessary to run MacBook 1.83Ghz?

The optical drive on my macbook 1.83 is making grinding noises. Can I remove it and not replace it and still have my mac book work?

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It will work just find with out the drive in. You can also get a optical bay hard drive adapter and install a second drive with it: 9.5 mm PATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

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While you at it pick up an external Firewire DVD drive you can move from computer to computer. I suggest Firewire so you can boot with it. +


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