MacBook Pro 17" Unibody
Choose your model of 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)
This replacement optical drive is compatible with all 13" Unibody MacBooks (Model A1278) Late 2008 or Early 2009 Unibody 15" MacBook Pros and Early or Mid 2009 Unibody 17...
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.