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The MacBook Pro internal SuperDrive uses a standard SATA connector. You should be able to use any SATA > USB cable to mount the SuperDrive externally. It was a common modification to replace a MacBook's SuperDrive with a second Hard Drive. Those people then had the option to use the SuperDrive externally, as in the video below: Connect your Macbook ...


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Why not just get a carrier for the SuperDrive? https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/VLSS9TOPTU2/ Saves you from opening or worrying about the mounting and internal cables on the second Mac. There are less expensive cable options to get SATA to USB as well: https://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=17


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Technically, NO If you can't remember your firmware password or passcode, schedule an in-person service appointment with an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. Bring your Mac to the appointment, and bring your original receipt or invoice as proof of purchase.


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