My DVD drive isn't working at the moment. I attempted to put another drive in instead, but that didn't work either. My friend suggested that there might be a problem with the connection. What type of connection do I have to obtain?

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There's one here for a hefty $28.95, though you might find a cheaper one by shopping around.

  • It's interesting that powerbook medic only shows one type of superdrive connector regardless of what MBP model you choose. I have a first gen 2.0GHz machine and I know for sure that it uses a different connector than the one linked, but they are sayng it's compatible with my model... but there's at least 2 different types of connectors. I'd assume 1 is for SATA (serial-ATA... the one linked by Tim) and one is for the older parallel ata/ide (the one I was referring to above). Commented Nov 9, 2010 at 15:53
  • Is this one any good? It says that it is a connector for an A1181 optical drive
    – Casebash
    Commented Nov 10, 2010 at 10:01

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