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No you can't use just any optical drive.
 
You need one that is the correct size, correct mount points and I/O interface (SATA) for your system. And lastly the OS has the needed driver or one you can import the needed driver from the company that makes the drive.
 
Here's the IFIXIT part: [product|IF171-002-2|12.7 mm SATA 8x SuperDrive (Apple P/N 661-5519)]. And here is the IFIXIT guide: [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+21.5-Inch+EMC+2389+Optical+Drive+Replacement/6290|iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389 Optical Drive Replacement]
Here's the IFIXIT part: [product|IF171-002-2|12.7 mm SATA 8x SuperDrive (Apple P/N 661-5519)]. And here is the IFIXIT guide: [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+21.5-Inch+EMC+2389+Optical+Drive+Replacement/6290|iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389 Optical Drive Replacement]

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Original post by: Dan ,

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No you can't use just any optical drive.

You need one that is the correct size, correct mount points and I/O interface (SATA) for your system. And lastly the OS has the needed driver or one you can import the needed driver from the company that makes the drive.

Here's the IFIXIT part: [product|IF171-002-2|12.7 mm SATA 8x SuperDrive (Apple P/N 661-5519)].

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