Anyone found a UK DL DVD drive for Macbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by RedTomato, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. RedTomato macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

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    I'm thinking about putting a DL DVD drive into a non-DL Macbook, but I can't find any for sale.

    I found this: A 8x DL burner, for a reasonable price that fits into almost any Apple laptop (including Pismo G3!) but *doesn't* fit Macbooks or the 15' MPB (it fits the 17'' MBP!)

    http://store.fastmac.com/product_info.php?cPath=10_2_33&products_id=76

    Grr! Can anyone help?
     
  2. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    apparently the job is really tough to do, I was thinking about it and posted the question about replacing my cdrw drive and everyone told me not to
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    These parts aren't really available because so few computers actually use the ultra-slim drives and because the Macbook and 15" Macbook Pros all came with DVD burners, so they aren't expecting people to buy new ones (yet).

    I would get an external because they are cheaper, faster and won't void your warranty.
     
  4. RedTomato thread starter macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

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    The cheapest *new* Macbook still doesn't come with a DVD burner.

    There's some excellent C2D macbook offers in refurb, and really the only thing I would miss on cheap macbook is a DL dvd so I'm looking at upgrading. The refurb is almost £300 cheaper than a new DL Macbook.
     

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