Swapping Broken CD Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by deviance, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. deviance macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
    My friend has a white macbook which has had a failed CD drive.
    It's out of warranty, so I thought I would offer a hand.

    I have a spare cd drive that came out of a 15" macbook pro after I did a optibay upgrade on my MBP, would the two drives be interchangable?

    his broken part number:

    my spare part number

    If anyone know about mac part numbers and can tell if these would work the same, that would be great

  2. Nago macrumors member


    Feb 25, 2010
    Madrid, Spain
    For all it takes, try it and see if it works.
    I doubt you can screw up anything at all.
  3. session101 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    what year macbook? the only upgrade is to the superdrive 8x and that's it....at least for a clean swap, you could try to swap for something else and let us know, but per ifixit, the superdrive 8x is the only clean swap

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