MBP internal Bluray/DVD reader/writer Panasonic UJ267 for $199.99

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vetruvian, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. vetruvian macrumors member

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    Just a heads up for anyone interested. I just purchased a Panasonic UJ267 from the ebay user virtanen13 for $199.99 with free shipping. This drive typically goes for about $300. It is an internal bluray/DVD reader/writer that replaces the slot-loading Macbook Superdrive.I offered 199.99 using "best offer" and it was instantly accepted. I didn't think it would be accepted lol. Wish I had started lower! Can't wait to drop this thing into my MBP. If interested just search for "UJ267" on ebay.

    Also, according to most of the research I have done, with a decent amount of know-how the installation if fairly easy. And with a few apps, you can achieve full Mac compatibility.
     
  2. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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    I look forward to your review after you install it! If it works, I'll certainly replace the Superdrive in my 13" MBP.
     
  3. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    Interesting, how easy is the instal on this? I'm thinking of doing that too.
     
  4. vetruvian thread starter macrumors member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipx0pPXagps

    The above video most accurately portrays the installation. I have read a few other sources in forums that describe an identical process. And ifixit has a decent guide on replacing the optical drive. Also, from what I have read, all you need is a Mac Blu-ray playing software (Blu-ray Player currently included in the StackSocial name your own price deal) and a burning software like Roxio Toast 11.

    StackSocial Software Package:

    https://stacksocial.com/sales/the-name-your-own-price-mac-bundle-2-0

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    I'll make sure to update this thread once I install it. Don't hold your breath though because the item is being shipped from Taiwan and isn't expected for about two weeks...
     
  5. aratuk macrumors newbie

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    This is the same model sold at Other World Computing (for $300), which indicates that it is compatible with many MBP models. So it very much should work.

    It looks like I've found this thread about two weeks after it was started, so you should be getting the drive soon. Hope you remember to update! This sounds like a really good deal.
     
  6. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    I also want to do this. I have a lot of blu rays and my PS3 just broke so I'm stuck. I'd prefer to be able to watch them on the go anyways so this would be great. Def keep it updated man.
     
  7. donpepe, Jul 19, 2013
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  8. e30cabrio macrumors newbie

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    I know this is an old thread but I just installed one of these in my Mid 2009 MBP. It is seen by system report but not in finder. I got a disk to stay in but then had to find the terminal command to get it out as I had no eject button. Do I need a kext or is it more likely a bad drive? I got it on Amazon and have sent a message to the seller.
     

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