MacBook Core 2 Duo Optical Drive Replacement
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Moderate
Upgrade or replace the combo or SuperDrive (requires a slim drive). Be sure to determine which model Macbook you have when installing new parts because earlier models have a PATA/IDE connection to the motherboard rather than SATA.
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- Battery 2 steps
- Memory Cover 2 steps
- Upper Case 8 steps
- Optical Drive 11 steps
- Optical Drive Cable 2 steps
- Optical Drive Replacement 5 steps
Remove the following 3 screws:
One 11 mm Phillips#00 in the middle of the case. (Head: 5mm dia. x .75mm thick)
Two 14.5 mm Phillips #00 (Head: 5mm dia. x .75mm thick)
If the screws stick in the case, you can use a magnetized screwdriver to draw them out.
The shorter of the three screws goes in the middle.
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