Anyone ever swap their combo drive for a superdrive?

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  1. Cheese macrumors 6502

    Cheese

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    I want to install a slot loading Superdrive in my iMac rev A 17 inch, 1.6mhz. Anyone ever do this before? Where can I find out which Apple branded superdrives will be a direct plug and play replacement? I know it is only three screws, snap in/snap out. But how do I know which model number Superdrive(s) will work?
    Thank you.
     
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    Cheese

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    Thank you Master Nile. I am looking for the exact model numbers (for example, in UJ-845-c, U 825 etc..) of the drives that are known to work, or have been swapped successfully. Perhaps there is a list someone has compiled somewhere? (I am considering the OWC offer however.) There are many sources for used Superdrives.
     
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  5. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Swapped a Combo out of a G5 iMac and installed a 2007 dual layer SuperDrive from one of the laptops without a hitch. The hardest part was removing the mounting "cage" from the G5's drive and putting it on the new drive.
     

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