2006 24" iMac Superdrive replacement part?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fongstarr, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Fongstarr macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2010
    Well like all 2006 iMac's, my superdrive has been out of commission. I have been looking for months not trying to find a replacement part and found no luck. This is the drive that is stated on my 24” iMac (2.16GHz Core 2 Duo):


    Firmware Revision: Q609
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2000 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds

    Does anyone know where I can find this part? I know you can find an external for cheaper but I refuse to believe that this part doesn't exist out there.

    Also, is this the same part?: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Appl...medium=shoppingengine&utm_campaign=productads

    The part number reads the same as what is in the specs but it says it is for a Mac Mini or powerbook. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Fongstarr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2010
    Okay.....can someone recommend me an external DVD/CD reader? I am going to scrap trying to get the superdrive part.
  3. bearcatrp, Jan 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2011

    bearcatrp macrumors 68000

    Sep 24, 2008
    Boon Docks USA
    Just did a google search.....
    Deleted what I found as all except OWC were out of stock. Email them to see what they say.
    You might be better with an external as taking apart a iMac is a royal PITA!
  4. CanuckFan macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    2006 24" iMac Superdrive replacement part? Well like all 2006 iMac's, my superdrive h

    I have to replace the superdrive in my 2006 20" Imac and found this shop with a replacement. If you are still looking for a replacement, check it out.


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