Imac 21.5 mid 2010 dvd drive upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Stonesanford, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Stonesanford macrumors newbie

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    The dvd drive in my 21.5 2010 seems to be failing. Can it be replaced with a drive from a Toshiba or other laptop?

    Thanks
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't think a drive from another company like that will work as a replacement for the internal optical drive on your iMac, but just about any USB external optical drive will work. You can find them pretty cheap on places like Amazon.
     
  3. Stonesanford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank You so much.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    As Weaselboy said, it's not worth the time and trouble to open up the iMac and replace the optical drive.

    Just buy an external USB DVD/CD drive and plug it in.
    Some have Bluray and M-DISC support as well.
     
  5. Stonesanford thread starter macrumors newbie

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