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MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 Optical Drive Replacement

Upgrade or replace the SuperDrive (requires a slim drive) in your MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260.

Upgrade or replace the SuperDrive (requires a slim drive).

Step 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

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Step 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

  • If your new optical drive already has brackets on it, you'll only need to transfer the data cable to your new drive.

  • Remove the two silver Phillips screws securing the mounting bracket to the left side of the optical drive.

  • Rotate the drive and disconnect the orange ribbon cable from the optical drive.

Step 2  ¶ 

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Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the mounting bracket to the rear of the optical drive.

Step 3  ¶ 

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Step 3  ¶ 

  • Rotate the drive and remove the two Phillips screws securing the mounting bracket to the right side of the optical drive.

  • If you purchased an optical drive without mounting brackets, simply transfer the three silver metal brackets and orange ribbon cable to your new optical drive.

  • If you have a CD or any other object jammed in your optical drive, we have an optical drive repair guide.