MacBook 3.1 Superdrive Replacement - Panasonic UJ-875

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ChocoboNL, May 10, 2010.

  1. ChocoboNL macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Hii Everyone,

    I'm sitting here with a malfunctioning white MacBook, from the top of my head it's a 'MacBook 3.1', but just to be sure I'll give some specs:

    2.0 GHz C2D processor
    standard 1gb ram @ 667MHz

    It had a 'combodrive', it was capable of reading dvd's and burning cd's, but not dvd's. I suspect the drive to be defect and want to buy a replacement. Would a 'superdrive' work? This one: Panasonic UJ-875.

    Thank you
  2. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Over there....
    as long as it is a laptop drive and has the right connection (not sure if your macbook has an ata or sata connection) i will be fine
  3. eman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    The UJ-875 is 12.5mm tall and will not work in your white macbook. You need the 9.5mm UJ-857, UJ-857CA or GWA-4080MB superdrive.
    Yes you can directly swap a superdrive for a combo drive and vice versa.
  4. ChocoboNL thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Thank you :) I shall look further for some cheap offers.
  5. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    The external SuperDrive that Apple sells which is meant to be used with MacBook Airs will work. That's how I got mine.

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