Need new SuperDrive, where to buy-best price?

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  1. Imola Ghost, Sep 26, 2011
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    Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    I've got a 2009 27" iMac (very first 27" iMac run) that the SuperDrive has gone bad.

    It is a 3.06GHz (Core 2 Duo).

    The bad thing about this is that I hardly EVER even used the SuperDrive and it went bad and now I need it. I probably used it maybe 10 times since I got the computer in Sept/Oct 2010.
     
  2. walterwhite macrumors 6502

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    internal or external? Unless you feel comfortable pulling it apart... the external will do just fine.
    Many places sell those... check amazon.
     
  3. Imola Ghost, Sep 26, 2011
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    Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I'm fine with pulling it apart it doesn't look that bad.

    I'm wanting the internal because I want it to be just like new from Apple. I looked at Amazon and it seems that I could only find SuperDrives for the Macbook & Macbook Pro. They also had some adaptors so you could replace your SuperDrive with another Hard Drive.

    I'm looking for the SuperDrive for my specific model.
     
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  5. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks and your right...not cheap.

    The Apple Store said it would be $150 which isn't bad compared to the price of that place. I've watch several videos and tears downs and it isn't that bad, other than finding a place to buy the SuperDrive for a deal.
     
  6. dfine1966 macrumors 6502

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    I assume you didn't get Apple Care. If you did, it would be covered by warranty, and would of been cheaper then what you probably would have to pay now.
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    You could try putting a 'Want to Buy' post in the Marketplace.

    A few members have pulled their SuperDrives out to add an extra hard drive so you might be lucky and persuade someone to sell.
     
  8. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No I didn't buy the Apple Care, it's almost like Apple should be in the "insurance/warranty" business as much as their stuff goes wrong.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I do often see Mac laptop super drives dying, but is seems pretty rare in the iMac. You just had bad luck I think.
     

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