Generic Macbook Superdrive/Combo Drive uj-857-c <---Whats up with the C?

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  1. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    The cheapest replacements I found were 199 new at ifixit and 129 used on ebay.

    that's a ton of money, considering you can buy regular UJ-857 (non "C" version) drives for $60 anywhere.

    so what's up with the C? Can i use a non-c drive? Is there a good generic drive out there?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    We don't do that here.

    Go to OWC. They might have slot-loading drives.
     
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  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    C model will have Apple firmware on it. Non-C won't.

    Maybe there is a way to install the firmware on the non-C drives ??
     
  5. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    i'm not "we" im tommy lee
     
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  7. logana macrumors 65816

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    yeah - but it was cheap (and does not burn dvds)
     

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