MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Optical Drives
Choose your model of MacBook Pro 17" Unibody:
Parts that work with MacBook Pro 17" Unibody:
Unibody Laptop Dual Drive
Increase the storage space in your laptop by replacing the optical drive with a second hard drive or SSD.
SATA Optical Drive USB Cable
Connect an optical drive to your computer via USB with this part.
Unibody 8x SATA SuperDrive (Pre-Mid 2009)
Replace a malfunctioning or noisy optical drive.
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...
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early-Mid 2009) Used 8x SATA SuperDrive
DVD-RW/CD-RW internal drive / 8x DVD read, 24x CD read, 8x DVD-R write, 4x DVD-RW write, 24x CD-R write, 10x CD-RW write
The MacBook Pro 17" Unibody, announced in January of 2009 has an aluminum case like the laptops before it, however the case is machined out of a single block of aluminum. The Unibody revision also introduced some new features for Apple laptops: dual video cards (one for regular use, one for graphics intensive applications), the Mini DisplayPort (which replaced the full-size DVI display connector), and larger hard drive and RAM capacities.
The most common repairs with the Unibody model 17" MacBook Pro laptops are replacing a dead battery, replacing a malfunctioning fan, and upgrading the hard drive or RAM.
Once you've bought your parts and tools, check out iFixit's MacBook Pro 17" Unibody repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.