cd dvd drives for Imac and mac Book

guido.coza

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 12, 2011
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South Africa
Hi Guys
After many unsuccessfull attamps to burn a DVD on my Imac i realized it only has a cd burner!!
What is a good DVD burner and would you recommend an external or should i open the mac up ( and how) and get an internal?
My mac Book dvd player is also bust it seems. I can hear it running when it boots up but I can't insert a CD. It feels like the centre guide is permanently raised.
Again the question: internal / external, aspecially in view of needing two internal and possible only one interchangable external.
What are good reliable drives and what are possible conection issues
Thanks for your help
Guido
 

jacksam101

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Dec 27, 2006
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Crewe (UK)
Why not buy an external from Apple? USB and portable....I carry mine around with my MBA:

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC684ZM/A
Because it only works with a Macbook Air and not an iMac as the OP wants.

When I had the superdrive die in my old iMac - I bought a replacement from ebay and followed the guides found on this site. It wasn't difficult if you're organised about it and keep a note of what goes where!
 

Macman45

macrumors G5
Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
Because it only works with a Macbook Air and not an iMac as the OP wants.

When I had the superdrive die in my old iMac - I bought a replacement from ebay and followed the guides found on this site. It wasn't difficult if you're organised about it and keep a note of what goes where!
OOps, Sorry, plenty around that will work though:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=external+optical+drive+mac&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=14381028116&ref=pd_sl_321dg0a5jm_b