Swapping Out a Superdrive in an iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Thunderbird, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Thunderbird macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2005
    Is it possible to swap out an iMac superdrive with another better internal drive (different brand) ?

    I've had nothing but problems with mine and am getting to the point where instead of replacing the same drive, I'd consider just putting in a completely different one.
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    Depending on the model you have, you can probably only get a Matsushita (aka Matshita or Panasonic) disc drive. Go on www.ifixit.org and look for a drive for your model. Or, you could replace your disc drive with another hard drive.
  3. Thunderbird thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2005
    Hmm...I have a 24" iMac 9,1 mid-2009. It doesn't come up on ifixit.

    Is Matsushita the optical drive that's already in most of the recent iMacs?

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