Where to buy CD/DVD replacement drive for an imac

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  1. tylerdurden

    tylerdurden Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Got a 27" intel imac from 2009. The cd drive does not read well. Seen plenty of vids on youtube which show how to swap out - looks straightforward enough.

    However, where do you et the new drive from? How do you know its the right one. Same goes for other components such as HD etc.

    TIA
     
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    bolide Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    tylerdurden Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    thanks. I'm actually after a supplier for replacement hardware for DIY installation. Seems easy enough to do but can't get clear advice re suppliers.

    Gave them an email and its >£170 for replacement and fitting

    these are the drive details


    PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTS09:

    Firmware Revision: Q909
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2000 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh
     
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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    If you are going to opt for a replacement - consider getting a firewire drive as you will be able to boot from CD/DVD if it all goes pear shaped.

    You cannot do this with a USB external on an iMac.
     

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