MacBook Pro 15" (Non-Unibody) Optical Drives
Choose your model of MacBook Pro 15" (Non-Unibody):
Parts that work with MacBook Pro 15" (Non-Unibody):
9.5 mm PATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure
Increase the storage space in your laptop by replacing the optical drive with a second SATA hard drive or SSD.
MacBook/MacBook Pro 15" 8x SuperDrive
Replace a broken or damaged 8x SuperDrive for MacBook or MacBook Pro 15" with this part.
The MacBook Pro 15" replaced the Aluminum 15" and features Intel support and an integrated iSight camera.
All MacBook Pro 15" Non-Unibody models use PC2-5300 RAM. Two RAM slots means an easy memory upgrade! If storage is an issue, any 9.5mm SATA hard drive will expand your boundaries.
Heat has always been an issue for MacBook Pros. It's possible that a bad thermal sensor or fan will prevent the machine from booting.
Once you've bought your parts and tools, check out iFixit's MacBook Pro 15" Non-Unibody repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.