Recommend replacement optical drive for MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AVR2, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    I think the optical drive in my MBP 17" 2.16 is starting to die; it's near-impossible to write to any +R media without it failing with an "illegal sense key" error, and it's developed the habit of rejecting blank -R media for no reason, although a reboot or two usually fixes that.

    Can anyone recommend a replacement internal unit, preferably one that's better than the existing Matshita UJ-846 and which can be made RPC1?

    EDIT - I've just looked at the "Disc Burning" part of "About This Mac", and it's reporting that it can only burn -R and -RW media. Could this be down to internal failure, or could it be due to the fact that I flashed it to RPC1 a few months ago?
  2. rychencop macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2007
    is that when you began to have errors with it? if so, then that is most likely the reason for the faults.
  3. AVR2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    No, it was working fine for a few months after I flashed it.

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