SuperDrive replacement or upgrade?! Help!

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

  1. Fallinangel macrumors regular

    Fallinangel

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    Dec 21, 2005
    #1
    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kroeks macrumors regular

    #2
    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

    Fallinangel

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    Dec 21, 2005
  4. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    Feb 13, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    #4
    Use Applecare and get it replaced.
     

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