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Enable the "Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive" on any Mac

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com.apple.Boot.plist
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>mbasd=1</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Save this file to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

This will enable the Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive on more Macs than just the MacBook Air and Mac Mini.

For more details, see: http://www.hardturm.ch/luz/2011/10/how-to-make-the-macbook-air-superdrive-work-with-any-mac/ (he came up with this, not me)

You may also have lines like these:

<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>

in that plist file.

I tried adding those lines in but it won't let me edit and save the file... how am I supposed to get around that?

@samuelslaughter you need to open the .plist with superuser/admin privileges. try:

sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

forgot to mention, that command would be in the Terminal.app, found in Applications/Utilities folder.

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