Model A1312 / Mid 2010 / 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 2.8 & 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz Core i7, ID iMac11,3

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SuperDrive is DEAD---want to replace with same or better

looks like the replacement is easy enough. I saw a good vid on youtube about it. Like to replace with the exact same drive or better--Please send links to where I can find both options and pricing. Also I saw on the video that there was the main data/power cable and then a 2nd cable attached to somithing--what is that send cable and what is it attached to---will it need to be sodered back on?

Has this been a commom issue? Drive has not been used much at all in the last year and a half--I think I bured two dvds or CDs and watched 3 !!

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Yes there's a "known issue" with some of these SuperDrives - if still under warranty it may be replaced. You could also use your SN# @ to find out if there's extended warranty coverage for your unit.

If you Identify your Mac you can easily access parts.

Many have elected to use an external optical drive.

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