SuperDrive replacement or upgrade?! Help!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fallinangel, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Fallinangel macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2005

    A few days ago, my internal Matshita DVD-R UJ-875 died while ripping some audio CDs in XLD!
    It doesn't read any CDs or DVDs anymore. It starts to spin the disc and ejects it after a couple of seconds!

    Since I believe that there is no fix for the problem, and my warranty has already expired, I'm looking to replace the drive myself.
    I do have the necessary technical know-how, however I'm not sure if I should buy the same drive again, or get a newer, better (for secure audio ripping), more durable one...?

    Any suggestions???
    I'm not looking for Blur-ray support, just an internal DVD drive for my Intel Imac with DL support (and maybe Lightscribe).

    Furthermore, are there any good European online retailers for hardware/spare-parts like these?

  2. kroeks macrumors regular

    at first I should suggest you visit an Apple retailer.
    I tried to fix things on my own too, but i managed to make it even worse..
    Apple won't be able to help you further when you try yourself.

    Anyway if you have the know-how, (which i didn't :p) i suggest you check on websites that sell second hand Apples. I'll try if i can manage to find something for ya.
  3. Fallinangel thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2005
  4. lasuther macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2004
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    Use Applecare and get it replaced.

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