Where Can I Buy Replacement DVD Superdrive For Macbook?

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  1. opeepingtomo macrumors regular

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    I have a white Core 2 Duo, Santa Rosa Macbook. It is no longer under warranty, and the closes Apple store to me is at least an hour away.

    I called them the other day and they wouldn't tell me how much it would cost, even without labor, for a replacement drive from them, and that i would have to drive all the way there to get them to look and tell me, and then make an appointment at that point.

    I do not have time to be doing all of that, and definitely do not want to pay a ridiculous amount for a dvd drive, and also pay someone to install something that i can do myself.

    Does anyone know where i can get a replacement slot loading dvd burner that will fit/work in my macbook?

    Thanks!

    PS. i preferably do not want the same drive that came with it, because i see all over the internet people flashing their firmware and always having issues with it that a drive cleaner will not fix.

    Thanks!
     
  2. opeepingtomo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there any other manufacturer that makes a drive compatible with the macbook? I have the UJ-857 drive already, and i read everywhere about people having issues with it. And although the money isn't a big deal, the price for it is a little steep when considering buying from ebay, and the other site wants 149 dollars for it.

    I know its not a slot loader, and wont fit the macbook, but just for arguments sake, this drive is only 49.99 at newegg.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118006

    Just wondering before i jump the gun on anything.
     
  3. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    Try the UJ-867-C, it is supposed to be better built than the 857. It costs an extra ten bucks.

    I have looked, and cannot find anything that will fit perfectly. These drives are very fussy about having anything on top of them, and the uj-857-c barely has any clearance as is.
     
  4. opeepingtomo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ans where would i be able to find a UJ-867-C?
     
  5. opeepingtomo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks smart@$$, i had already googled it, but wasn't sure i found the right thing being that it was a panasonic brand, but that the model number is so similar to the one that i currently have.

    So is anyone here 100% sure that this will fit my White Santa Rosa Core 2 Duo Macbook, since it is the one that they use in the Macbook Pro?
     
  6. drobati macrumors newbie

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    I would also like to know. I have a Macbook 1,1. I have been looking for confirmation that a UJ-857-C can be installed into it.

    If this is the case I can snag one for 75 off ebay. :)

    Sorry different drive, hoping it still works though.
     
  7. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it will work.
     
  8. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    iFixit has alway sold me good parts. I'd try them if you're looking for a good replacement.
     
  9. opeepingtomo thread starter macrumors regular

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    hopefully they sell good parts, because they want freaking 199.99 for the dvd burner. i refuse to pay that price for a freaking dvd burner.
     
  10. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    Then don't! I linked you to a better part for less money.
     

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