Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326

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Matshita vs Hitachi replacement optical drives?

For installation purposes on a 13" MacBook Unibody, model A1278, are the Matshita UJ898 and Hitachi GS23N drives equivalent, ie., they both fit without any problem?

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They are interchangeable

if either come up in a vendors search engine. If they don't then it's drawer hight, style that is the problem, not width (all optical disks are the same width).

though you may need a firmware update after installing- Apple software update should detect the need.

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