Recommend replacement optical drive for MBP?

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

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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

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