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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You said they were compatible?!

You listed the GWA-4080N as compatible For the MacBook pro 15"? So I bought it an removed the face plate as you don't use a face plate Kenna MacBook but under the faceplate is black plastic that still covers the access door so you would not be able to insert a cd or DVD. What gives, who is giving this advice????!!!!!!!!

Paul

Am I now screwed?

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This is not iFixit store, customer service/parts return. This is a volunteer discussion forum. You pays your money and takes your chances (Free advice is worth every penny).

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Furthermore...

http://www.bookyard.it/product.php?cPath...

Thus, the thing is still odd. As I myself found everywhere else, whatever is flagged as compatible with a Macbook Pro, should work on a Macbook A1181.

If another store has sold you a slot-in drive that obviously isn't a slot-in, you've got all the right to complain with the seller himself.

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So , here is the deal and I hope Ifixit changes the compatibility listings for the MacBook and MacBook pro's optical drive, the correct comparable drive is a; GWA-8040M not a GWA-8040N, the "M" is an open-slot unit.

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