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12.7 mm PATA 8x SuperDrive

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Product code: IF153-092-1

Product Overview

Have you ever thought about what goes on when you slide a CD into your optical drive? The whirr of the spinning CD, the buzz of the lens assembly, the sweet music data pouring from the disk, and, of course, the laser—it's a rock concert for your computer internals.

But what about when your optical drive fails? No lasers, no spinning discs, no rock 'n' roll. The show is cancelled. However, a faulty optical drive doesn't need to be the end of the computer rock tour. By replacing the optical drive, you can get the show back on the road.

Like rock 'n' roll, this drive isn't for everybody and will only fit in 12.7 mm optical bays. It won't work in MacBooks or 15" MacBook Pros, which require a thinner drive. This SuperDrive also won't work in iMacs with Pioneer (DVR-K06RS), or in 14" G4 iBooks with TEAC (DV-W28SL) drives.

NOTE: Requires removing ribbon cable and bracket from your current optical drive for installation.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • G4 Titanium Onyx PowerBooks with combo drives
  • G4 Titanium DVI PowerBooks with combo drives
  • All G4 Aluminum PowerBooks
  • All iBook G4s with Panasonic drives
  • All 17" MacBook Pros (excluding Unibody)
  • All Power PC Mac minis
  • All Model A1176 Intel Mac minis
  • All G5 iMacs
  • All Intel iMacs with Panasonic drives (Early 2008 and older, excluding 24" iMac)

Product Details

  • Speed: 8x DVD-R write
    4x DVD-RW write
    8x DVD+R write
    4x DVD+RW write
    24x CD-R write
    16x CD-RW write
    8x DVD read
    24x CD read
    2.4x DVD+R (DL) write
  • Drivers: No drivers required
  • Model #: UJ--845, UJ-846, UJ-85J, or UJ-875

  $95.95 OEM

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Replacement Guides

iBook G4 12" 1.33 GHz

Difficulty: Difficult

iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz

Difficulty: Difficult

iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz

Difficulty: Moderate

iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz

Difficulty: Difficult

iMac G5 17" Model A1058

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac G5 17" Model A1144

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac G5 20" Model A1076

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac G5 20" Model A1145

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 17"

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210

Difficulty: Moderate

Mac mini (PowerPC)

Difficulty: Moderate

Mac mini Model A1176

Difficulty: Moderate

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz

Difficulty: Difficult

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 867 MHz

Difficulty: Difficult

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1-1.5 GHz

Difficulty: Difficult

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz

Difficulty: Moderate

PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI

Difficulty: Difficult

PowerBook G4 Titanium Onyx

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

iBook G4 12" 1.33 GHz
1.33 GHz
iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz
1 GHz
1.2 GHz
800 MHz
iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz
1.42 GHz
iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz
1 GHz (128 RAM)
1 GHZ (256 RAM)
1.2 GHz
1.33 GHz
933 MHz
iMac G5 17" Model A1058
1.6 GHz
1.8 GHz (EMC No. 1989)
1.8 GHz (EMC No. 2055)
2 GHz
iMac G5 17" Model A1144
1.9 GHz
iMac G5 20" Model A1076
1.8 GHz
2 GHz
iMac G5 20" Model A1145
2.1 GHz
iMac Intel 17"
1.83 GHz (EMC No. 2104)
1.83 GHz (EMC No. 2110)
1.83 GHz (EMC No. 2124)
2 GHz
2.16 GHz
iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118
2 GHz (EMC No. 2105)
2.16 GHz
2.33 GHz
iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210
2 GHz (EMC No. 2133)
2.4 GHz (EMC No. 2133)
2.4 GHz (EMC No. 2210)
2.66 GHz (EMC No. 2210)
Mac mini (PowerPC)
1.25 GHz
1.33 GHz
1.42 GHz
1.5 GHz
Mac mini Model A1176
1.5 GHz (Core Solo, A1176)
1.66 GHz (Core Duo, Early 2006)
1.66 GHz (Core Duo, Late 2006)
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2007)
1.83 GHz (Core Duo, Late 2006)
2 GHz (Core 2 Duo, A1176)
MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261
2.16 GHz (Core Duo)
2.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.5 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Santa Rosa)
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz
1 GHz
1.33 GHz
1.5 GHz
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 867 MHz
867 MHz
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1-1.5 GHz
1 GHz
1.25 GHz
1.33 GHz
1.5 GHz (BT 1.1)
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.5-1.67 GHz
1.5 GHz (BT 2.0)
1.67 GHz (Low-Res)
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz
1.67 GHz (High-Res)
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1-1.67 GHz
1 GHz
1.33 GHz
1.5 GHz
1.67 GHz (Low-Res)
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res)
1.67 GHz (High-Res)
PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI
1 GHz
667 MHz
800 MHz
867 MHz
PowerBook G4 Titanium Onyx
550 MHz
667 MHz
 

Stories

My Problem

Laptop's original optical drive wouldn't release disks, but functioned correctly (ie burned and read CDs/DVDs), so I got a replacement from iFixit.

My Fix

Installation was a snap, thanks to your clear directions. Upon testing the new drive CDs would burn, but DVDs wouldn't, so I called iFixit and am awaiting a replacement drive. Thanks, iFixit!

My Advice

iFixit is the I.T. do-it-yourselfer's best friend. As far as the installation, the guides say it all, but my additional advice is to line up the parts and screws in the order of removal, so that you have a clear idea of the reversal.

My Problem

The SuperDrive on my G4 laptop started sounding like fingers scraping on a chalkboard. I knew it was a matter of time before I was going to lose a cd or dvd in it.

My Fix

Repairs went very smoothly except for two items: 1. finding the recommended #00-1 phillips screwdriver. The #00 from my Craftsman tool kit was way too big, so I borrowed a #000-0 from a friend who builds a lot of items in miniature. A spudger is basically a wooden popsicle stick. Once all the proper tools were located, the job is pretty straight forward. The new drive went in very easily, and has worked quietly and flawlessly. Instructions were very good, and I just used my iPad to display them while I worked on the G4.

My Advice

There was one issue that I would recommend adding to the instructions: After the keyboard has been removed, it is a good idea to mark the position of the PRAM battery before using the spudger to remove it. If is not placed exactly where it was, the keyboard will not reinstall properly. Also, to make sure that all the screws go back into their appropriate positions, I used a small 10-holed plastic painter's mixing palette to keep the screws separate, and in order, one hole for each step where screws were removed. Tweezers were also a huge help in holding onto the very tiny screws.

My Problem

The optical drive stopped working so I decided to shift it. I had a hard time finding a replacement, but found it on iFixit together with an install guide.

My Fix

With the help of install guides on iFixit for RAM and hard drive I had learnt how to disconnect the MacBook Pro. Quite easy actually. The new drive works great.

My Advice

A magnetic bowl for the screws are a good tip and a magnet to make the screwdrivers magnetic to make them hold the screws when unscrewing them and taking them to the bowl and when putting them on place again to fasten them is another tip. I used my fingernails instead of a spudger when lifting up the keyboard.

My Problem

A few parts have gone bad and Apple will no longer fix my computer. Internal power supply and Optical drive. Upgrading to leopard so i boosted the RAM to 2gb.

My Fix

All repairs went very smooth, the repair guides were the key to my confidence. Thanks for everything.

My Advice

For anyone who is as shook as i was before i opened and started poking around in my IMAC G5 1076. Dont sweat it! Its a big LEGO set. A big expensive LEGO set so with a little patience and advise from IFIXIT youll be back up and running in minutes.

My Problem

Roto el ventilador derecho de mi MacBookPro 17", hacía un ruido insoportable, se calentaba la máquina y además de fallar todo el aspecto gráfico y hacer cosas raras como lineas y cuadraditos en la pantalla, a la media hora el poirtátil se apagaba. También tenía roto el Optical Drive desde hace años y el HardDisk de 100Gb iba a pedales....

My Fix

Nervioso al principio... Pero si eres MUY METÓDICO, no eres un manazas, y sigues al pie de la letra las guías, la reparación se hace sencilla y rápida... Yo tardé alrededor de una hora y ningún problema...

My Advice

En los servicios oficiales me pedían un mínimo de una semana y unos 700€ por reparar sólo el ventilador... Las piezas me tardaron en llegar menos de 6 días y sólo me he gastado unos 300... He cambiado el ventilador, el Hardisk por uno de 750Gb y vuelvo a tener Grabadora de DVD... La Máquina va como un tiro... Como el día ke la compré... Adoro IFIXIT.com... Gran Descubrimiento