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Replacing superdrive in 20" Core Duo iMac?

I purchased a new iMac last year and now have no need for my old 20" Core Duo so I was planning to sell it. However, I've noticed that the superdrive is no longer working and I reckon this will bring the price I could get for it down a fair amount.

Is it easy enough to replace these? I'm pretty technical and am confident I could replace it if it's possible and I can find the correct part etc.

Here's some info about my Mac:

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: iMac

Model Identifier: iMac4,1

Processor Name: Intel Core Duo

Processor Speed: 2 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 2

L2 Cache: 2 MB

Memory: 2 GB

Bus Speed: 667 MHz

Boot ROM Version: IM41.0055.B08

SMC Version (system): 1.1f5


Firmware Revision: FB2U

Interconnect: ATAPI

Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)

Cache: 2048 KB

Reads DVD: Yes

CD-Write: -R, -RW

DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW

Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO


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Apple iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-Inch Specs

Identifiers: Early 2006 - MA200LL - iMac4,1 - A1174 - 2105


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Here;s how to replace the optical drive on your machine: iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118 Optical Drive Replacement

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Cool, thanks. Do I have to get another UJ-846 drive or are there alternatives that will work?


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I swapped my burnt SuperDrive with a Matshita BluRay drive. It's actually a very easy swap.

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