possible to replace cd drive in macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brsboarder, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    So, I got a macbook with a normal dvd/cdrw, and I'm now wondering if its possible to replace it with a dvdrw drive? Is this feasible whatsoever?
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    sure its, possible. You might not want to, but it can be done.
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    if its under warranty, changing it will void that.
    its not the easiest thing in the world, but sure, if you have the right tools, patience, and the right replacement drive it can be done.
  4. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    I think you'd be better off just opting for an external burner. It'd be a lot less hassle, won't void your warranty, will be a MUCH faster drive, and will probably be cheaper. Just a thought.
  5. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    yea, i have an external drive which works perfectly, just figured I might be able to get rid of one more electronic device. Guess not
  6. zarly macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2007

    I just called SOHO computers here in Victoria BC asking the exact same question about my macbook 1.83ghz. They said that there is a DVD burner from mac that they can install, and quoted me a price and everything. It was pretty pricey, but they said that could do it. I ended up getting a LaCie d2 DVD+RW double layer external drive with lightscribe for about half the price. But it can be done, ask your local mac store.
  7. woodenshins macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009
    Its actually pretty easy to replace the drive. If you are careful, and remember every screw, its not bad. Be careful though, its easy to break a ribbon cable and then cause yourself more trouble than its worth. I'd google "how to replace macbook combo drive" and there are a few good sites out there with tutorials.

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