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I have a MacBook with a mechanically busted optical drive, and since it's not operational, I was wondering if there's any way to turn it off completely, so that it won't draw power from the battery. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
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You would need to open up the the laptop and physically disconnect the power.  There isn't a way to disable power to the drive through the software.
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I f you can really do without the optical drive then look at getting one of these. http://www.mcetech.com/optibay/
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Your question was a very specific "I was wondering if there's any way to turn it off completely, so that it won't draw power from the battery" to which I answered.  Had you asked "is there anything else I can do with this bay?"  I would have added something similar to what pheidius had said.  While it's great that experts add additional information, if you didn't ask the question, I personally don't feel like it deserves an assist.  I wouldn't expect an assist if I added something to the question that the asker didn't ask.  I would just add the info more as an FYI.  pheidius, I certainly hope you don't take this as dig towards you, you have contributed greatly to this site.
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Yea he is right! I should not get points just for being perky. Admin or questioner may reassign with no complaints here.
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