Unibody 8x SATA SuperDrive (Pre-Mid 2009)

 
 

Unibody 8x SATA SuperDrive (Pre-Mid 2009)

$49.95

$49.95

Product Details

Features

Features

Mankind's early attempts at spinning amounted to sending fleets of feather-coated sailboats in opposite directions off the ends of the earth, in effort to tickle the resting turtle on whose back it rested. Delegate the dizziness to your MacBook today with our Unibody 8x SATA SuperDrive (Pre-Mid 2009).

Dual-layer SATA drive. Metal mounting bracket and orange ribbon cable not included.

Note: This optical drive has a different connector than previous Apple drives.

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Unibody Model A1278
2 GHz (A1278)
2.4 GHz (A1278)

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Repair Stories

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My Problem

The fan on my MacBook Pro was reaching its end. It was terrible noisy ! I was in the middle of a programming project for the iPhone and making video guide for the new software, when the fan of my computer broke down. I had to stop all recording (Big Blue Yeti mic, ScreenFlow recording...).

My Fix

The vi . . .

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My Problem

The old fan had become noisy - bearings worn out probably. (After taking it out, I could see the blades spun crooked.)

My Fix

Pretty easy repair, only 3 internal screws. The connector is a little tricky since it's so small, you tend to think you're gonna break it. Go slowly around the edges and it'll com . . .

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My Problem

My fan was making a god awful sound whenever my macbook would start heating up. This had been happening ever since an unfortunate crepe experience where I managed to spill lemon-sugar syrup into my keyboard.

My Fix

The repair was incredibly straight forward. It was a very minimal risk procedure.

My Advice

Be prepared . . .

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My Problem

My old fan broke so i had to replace it.

My Fix

The repair was very easy, fan had only 3 screws and the spudger helped me to remove the cable. The tools i ordered were just as described and made for this task.

My Advice

New fan from ifixit is very good (low noise). Only downside was Estonian customs, i had to pay them . . .

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My Problem

battery only lasted about an hour fully charged, and it the whole computer would rapidly overheat.

My Fix

A bit scary. The battery went in without a hitch, but when removing the old fan, the socket ripped off of the circuit board. I ended up soldering the individual wires back on. Now it works great though! . . .

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My Problem

The old fan had worn out bearings which caused lots of noise and bad performance.

My Fix

The switch went well. Took about 30 minutes because the screws were stripped. The comments were very helpful.

My Advice

If the screws are stripped, take a similar size flat screwdriver and put at 45 degrees into the screw so the s . . .

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My Problem

CPU temperatures had started to spike on my laptop (80C or higher) while doing mundane things at low percentages of CPU, and fan didn't spin up to cool the machine. Apple did diagnostics, said all was well. Temperature Gauge Pro detected a problem with fan, however, so I ordered a replacement to s . . .

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My Problem

Loud noises prompted me to take my Macbook Pro to the Genius Bar. They wanted to keep it for 3+ days to replace the fan, at a pretty significant cost. I happen to be blessed with a very smart teenager who cut his teeth on taking Mac's apart. Quick order on iFixit, an even faster delivery, and voi . . .

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My Problem

Fan bearing started getting noisy and then fan started to be slow/intermittent causing overheat shutdown of the MacBook.

My Fix

Watched your video to see what I was in for. Seemed relatively straightforward. Opened up the case and got to the fan. 2 of the 3 Philips screws came out easy. One was REALLY torqu . . .

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