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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Model A1278) 8x SATA SuperDrive (Used)

$99.95

Product code: IF163-005-1
Apple Part #: 661-5165, 661-5502, 661-5865

Product Overview

Apple logo, dual-layer SATA drive. Includes metal mounting bracket. Does not include orange ribbon cable.

Note: This optical drive has a different connector than previous Apple drives. If you do not have a MacBook Pro 13" Unibody, this drive will not work in your machine.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2009 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2010 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Early 2011 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Late 2011 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2012 13" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Speed: 8x DVD-R write
    4x DVD-RW write
    8x DVD+R write
    4x DVD+RW write
    4x DVD+R (DL) write
    24x CD-R write
    10x CD-RW write
    8x DVD read
    24x CD read
  • Model No: UJ8A8
  • Manufacturer Part #: 678-0611A

  $99.95

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
2.7 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.8 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
 

Stories

My Problem

The old optical drive was making awful, awful sounds and would work only rarely.

My Fix

The repair went very smoothly. Some of the steps were a little trickier than I'd expected. It was more difficult to detach some of the cable than it seemed they should be. But for the most part it was good. No big surprises.

My Advice

I should have read all the comments before I started. There were a few that would have made me more careful on a few steps, and a few that might have made me try a simpler approach on a different step.

My Problem

Existing optical drive would take in the disc, try to read it, then spit it back out. Would not boot from optical.

My Fix

Removed old Optical drive and replaced with the optical from ifixit.com. Tested and it works as it should. Delivered very quick. Thanks for the quality of service and product!

My Advice

The model MacBook Pro I changed the drive from was very easy to work with. Minimal cable and parts removal. Having the proper tools also helped.

My Problem

Macbook pro mid 2009 battery needed replacement

My Fix

As smooth as silk

From ordering to delivery and installing 100% positive

My Advice

Great guides

My Problem

hard drive corruption - have heard hd data cables in this model are sometimes faulty, and wanted to make sure the customer wouldn't be coming back soon due to any possible hardware faults (and optical drive choked on a disk after behaving badly for a while)

My Fix

The guides are great. It went smoothly and quickly with one exception - swapping hard drive, hd cable and optical drive could have been done within 1/2 hour I think, had I not hit snag mentioned in "The Enlightenment..."

My Advice

step 5 of optical drive replacement for unibody 13" - I'm not sure how to improve the wording, but would ask of someone who might know 'how do you slide a part that is glued?' and 'in what direction should it slide?' I fought a bit with this in disconnecting the camera connector - and considerably more connecting it back. Or perhaps a better pic?