MacBook Pro Optical Drive Tips?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Balin64, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

    Balin64

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    Hi all. I normally get a new Mac laptop every two years or so. I was about to upgrade to a new MacBook Pro and sell my trusty 2.4 Ghz to a friend. But, the optical drive is going. It will burn CDs and DVD's about 70 percent of the time, but it will not read recorded discs: DVD's, CD's, etc.

    I guess it's better it happened while I still own it because I would have felt bad if it broke on my friend after she bought it. Anyway, is there a safe way to replace it on my own? Any of you have done a swap before? I am pretty handy and once opened a G3 Pismo. Any tips, links or advice would be greatly appreciated and many thanks!
     
  2. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    this repair is pretty simple I watched my friend knock it out in about 20 minutes with no issues.
    He bought a cheap drive off ebay for around 50 dollars
     
  3. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Balin64

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    Many Thanks

    For the link, and the tip. You guys are great.
     
  4. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Balin64

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    Actually...

    After following the link, it is to a newer MBP. I have the Core Duo 2.4 Ghz model. The one before the unibody came out. Any idea if that is end-user serviceable? Thanks.
     
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  6. Balin64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for the quick response. It looks a little daunting but I think I can pull it off.
     

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