iMac 2010 21.5 optical drive replacement (what to replace with??)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by suren1987, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. suren1987 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, my optical drive broke, i know how to fix it, i just need to replace the default drive with a similar one.
    The question is what similar drive can i use??? please help
    Thanks
     
  2. suren1987, Jan 30, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012

    suren1987 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol
    feels like no one here knows anything.
    third question so far, and no one here gave me an answer.
    Had to solve everything my self.
    Well i did find drives that will probably suite the needs on ebay
    it's the same drive that was in the origina iMac

    Hitachi/LG GS23N 8x DVD±RW DL Slot-Loading SATA Drive

    but i don't live in the States, and will have to wait for a while i guess.
    here it costs $ 145 with delivery from ebay it's $92 with shipping to Russia.

    My question now, are the $50 worth the wait? it will take about 2-3 weeks to get to Russia, Moscow. And goin through mail and stuff....

    What do you think?

    i can't decide, but plan to buy it for 145
     
  3. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    What about putting something else in that space, like a SSD drive? and an external for the optical? Or just an external optical? I've seen them at Amazon for pretty cheap.
     
  4. suren1987 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem with an external optical is that you can't use an external optical to install windows 7 on a mac, and installing from a usb flash wasn's something i wanted to do.

    So in the end i found an optical, it wasn't the exact fit, but i forced it into the space for the optical drive lol,
    works fine so far.
     

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