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Swapped faulty optical drive with HDD enclosure.

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MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Installing MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Dual Hard Drive


My Problem

Optical drive had not been working since the very early months of my late 2008 mbp and lately my Mac started to lag on startup because the optical drive wasn't able to reset during start so I thought swapping it for HDD is possibly a great solution.

My Fix

Repair guide was straight forward and very clear but I had a problem with one stripped screw which, after an hour of hopeless methods, lead to ripping the whole optical drive from its bay and leaving the screw laying under the newly installed enclosure.

My Advice

Showing icons of each screw drives would be great because not all people know each drive abbreviation.

Unibody Laptop Dual Drive Image
Unibody Laptop Dual Drive


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