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Model A1311 / Mid 2010 / 3.06 & 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 3.6 GHz Core i5 Processor

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Can I use any optical drive to replace my broken optical drive?


I am having problems with my imac optical drive and i wish to replace it.

Model no sony ad 5680h.

Do i need to buy the some model or can i use new any optical drive for replacement?

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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: 12.7 mm SATA 8x SuperDrive (Apple P/N 661-5519). And here is the IFIXIT guide: iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389 Optical Drive Replacement

12.7 mm SATA 8x SuperDrive Image


12.7 mm SATA 8x SuperDrive


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