Will an external optical drive let me install programs to my iMac?

  1. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Will an external optical drive let me install programs to my iMac?

    Can I purchase an external optical drive for my iMac and use it to install programs etc. (the one on my iMac quit and it will cost $300 to have it replaced and an external drive is under $40.00)

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    TechTrendyposted 6 years ago

    As long as you have a place to plug it in such as a USB port or Firewire connection and your computer recognizes the optical drive you should have no problem installing your programs.

  3. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Bought the external drive and it works like a charm.  $36.99 versus an estimated $300 repair.  Thanks TechTrendy for the info.

 
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