17" Unibody Early 2011 Optical Drives
Parts that work with 17" Unibody Early 2011:
Unibody Laptop Dual Drive
Increase the storage space in your laptop by replacing the optical drive with a second hard drive or SSD.
Unibody (Post-Early 2009) 8x SATA SuperDrive
Replace a broken or damaged SuperDrive for your Post-Early 2009 MacBook Unibody with this part. This part does not include the metal mounting bracket and orange ribbon ca...
SATA Optical Drive USB Cable
Connect an optical drive to your computer via USB with this part.
Introduced in February 2011, this model MacBook Pro 17" Unibody laptop features Core i7 processor, dual graphics processors, an integrated FaceTime HD camera, an 1920x1200 display, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, one Firewire "800" port, three USB 2.0 ports, separate audio in and out ports, an ExpressCard/34 expansion slot, and a new "Thunderbolt" port that is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort.
The most common repairs with a 17" MacBook Pro Unibody Early 2011 are replacing a dead battery, replacing a malfunctioning left or right fan, and upgrading the hard drive or RAM. The MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early 2011) Memory Maxxer RAM Upgrade Kit includes all the parts and tools you need to upgrade to 16 GB of RAM.
Once you've bought your parts and tools, check out iFixit's MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Early 2011 repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.