Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Optical drive compatabilty question

I see you have the GWA-4080N listed as a compatible model for the UJ-857, UJ-867 and GWA-S10N for the A1211 Macbook pro 15". Yet the UJ-857 is also correct for the A1181 Macbook 13". I want to know if the GWA-4080N can also be used in the A1181 13" Macbook?


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Yes, it can. As a rule of thumb, whatever works on a Macbook Pro 15'', works just fine on a Macbook A1181.

Elsewhere (I won't give the link to a commercial competitor of iFixit) the unit you mentioned is flagged as mutually compatible with GWA-4080N, GWA-4080MA, GWA-4080 4080M 4080MB, UJ-857, UJ-867 GSA-S10N, GSA-S10NA, UJ-857-C, 678-0525A, 678-0543A, CW-8221, CW-8221A, CW-8221-C and Super 857CA 678-0542E (Replaces UJ-857-C 678-0525A 678-0543A CW-8221 CW-8221A CW-8221-C HL-Data GWA-4080M GWA-4080MA, UJ-867).

Well, I've heard Macbook original superdrive tend to fail. Mine is working peachy with really minor hiccups since ages, but I'll keep my eyes peeled for one of those.

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I received the 4080N today and it has a door on it with a button that Lu would hit on a pc to open to door, This obviously has to be removed to use on Mac. Any idea how this face plate door is removed?


Well, it seems isn't a slot-in loader, and iFixit clearly states you need a slot-in equivalent to the UJ-857 you mentioned. Thus, if the seller gave you a model that's not slot loaded, you've the right to ask him to send the unit back.


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