MacBook 3.1 Superdrive Replacement - Panasonic UJ-875

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  1. ChocoboNL macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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