I suspect my MacBook Pro's Superdrive is faulty. It refuses to burn Sony DVD+R discs. I'm now looking at replacing the drive, but I see there are many "Superdrives". I have a Matshita DVD-R UJ-868, but I see different type numbers are sold as a Superdrive.

Which Superdrives, besides the UJ-868, are compatible with my 15 inch, mid 2009 MacBook Pro 5,3?

  • Did you ever find a solution? I am in the same boat.
    – BrandonG
    Jan 3 '16 at 3:11
  • Nope, unfortunately not. Otherwise I would've posted it here :) Jan 3 '16 at 9:55
  • I have decide to just buy a drive from Amazon, amazon.com/gp/product/…. $51 new isn't a bad deal.
    – BrandonG
    Jan 3 '16 at 13:18

A drive to replace the Matshita UJ-868 should be:

  • 9.5mm in height
  • SATA interface
  • Slot loading

You can even replace it with a UJ-267 (which is a Blu-ray writer)

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