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Good morning,

I have a 15" Macbookpro and the front entry superdrive has given up the ghost so my only way of reading DVD/CDs is through an external drive - slow and a cow to connect. So I'd like to replace the drive. The MBP is probably pre 2008 (I cannot remember the exact date) but, unlike a PC of a similar vintage, works very well. Can anyone point me in the direction of an idiot's guide to replacing the drive - I am competent but not expert.

I'd also like some pointers as to where to buy one.

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see these 2 links hope it helps

Installing MacBook Core Duo Optical Drive Replacement - iFixit


Installing MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Optical Drive Replacement - iFixit

If it was not your model try searching in the web site ( iFixit: The free repair manual )

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I followed the iFixit directions to replace my super drive and now I can basically do it from memory.
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