Model A1297 Unibody: Early 2009, Mid 2009, Mid 2010, Early 2011 & Late 2011

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A1297 Macbook Pro 17" 2010

Hello all

The current superdrive (September 2009)

UJ868A (678 - 1451G )P09362JVZ9UVA wont write to discs anymore, and struggles to read certain types of disc. It's been cleaned with compressed air and dismantled and serviced. i.e cotton bud and lens cleaner.

What alternative superdrives will fit and work with this A1297 2009 - 2010 mbp 17" ?

Last resort is a usb plug in superdrive.

Thanks in advance.

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@kevin Are you kidding iFixit staff? $200 for this part? This is surely an error.

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) 8x SATA SuperDrive (Used)

Here's iFixit's reasonable drive with a lifetime warranty:

Unibody 8x SATA SuperDrive (Post-Early 2009)

chaz get this from PowerBook Medic for $28.75

Here's how to install it:

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Optical Drive Replacement

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MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) 8x SATA SuperDrive (Used) Image

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