Model A1312 / Mid 2010 / 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 2.8 & 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz Core i7

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What replacement superdrive do I get?

my superdrive after lil over a year of use is not reading DVDs, Apple dvd or any Program DVDs but can burn dvds and cds. I want to replace it but i need to know specifically what will work with the imac before i buy one.

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It's best to replace with the brand you have.

Model iMac Intel Model with a Pioneer Drive already fitted. May not fit properly if HL, Panasonic or Sony Drive already fitted in your iMac as drive bezel / mounting plastic will be different from a Sony one. The bezel can be made to fit any drive by cutting off 2 dimples of plastic on the back edge of the bezel though.

Mine is The Pioneer DVR-TS08PB Apple Part# 678-0573C

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Manufacturers ID: Sony AD-5670S 678-0575E Pioneer DVR-TS08PA 678-0573

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will i have to open mine up to determine this?

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You don't have to open it. Go under the Apple in the upper left hand corner to "about this Mac". Click on "more info" > Hardware > ATA. This should give you a description of the optical drive.

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