Each upgrade has been tested in the machine we list it for. You can find your Mac's serial number in Apple System Profiler: The procedure does vary slightly between different versions of OSX. If your Mac is not working, the serial number is printed on the computer casing but the location varies. Here are the main locations of serial numbers on Apple computers.
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All our engineers have at least 15 years of experience with Apple hardware and software Fixed price on-site upgrades and repairs Full liability insurance Full details of on-site services. I bought my MacBook Pro in December - it's out of its year's warranty and I dont have AppleCare , but surely Apple products should last longer than 18 months!
What options do I have?
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Has anyone had Apple replace a DVD drive for free after the year's warranty is up? All replies Drop Down menu. Loading page content. Richard Cartledge Richard Cartledge. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: It too, is a Matsushita. LiteON and Optiarc seem better. This time, I've gone for a Samsung. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post.
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I had already ordered a new Matsushita from ebay, so had to use this. I purchased this in November Pretty disappointing performance for a top of the line Apple product. What are my options for replacement? It works well and is faster 20X burning.
Set the jumper to CS Cable Select. Be very careful not to pinch or cut the cable when installing.
If you ever need the computer repaired, put the original drive back and have them replace it. When it comes back, add the Pioneer to get two drive capability. Sorry I can't give you any more information. You'll have to download the lightscribe software from lightscribe. Lacie's software is a little better. It works great. I've had no trouble buring or reading any kind of disk so far.
It is a bit loud when burning at tops speeds, but ti is no louder than the Apple drive, which is the Pioneer DVRD. Can I ask you a small favour, however? Is there anyway you could send me the front bezel off your bad Apple drive-- just the bezel attached to the drive sled. It's attached to the drive sled with double sticky pads. My address is: Hope my advice helps.
Dave Morris. Anyway, I got onto Apple to send me a replacement to try instead, and as my luck would have it it didn't help at all. Apparently the issue is with the ATA controller, or the cable connecting the drives, none of which I can get at without taking the whole machine to bits which I think WOULD void the warranty.
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Is there any way to check if this could be the issue, or is it not a problem with ATA drives? The Apple drive should be shipped set to CS. Other drives are usually shipped as Master. Either will work as the top drive end of cable in a Mac Pro. Next time you take the drive out, take a good look at the flat cable. It is easy for it to get pinched or cut.
If so, get a replacement wire pin connectors cable at any computer store. On the Mac pro, the cable provided can accomodate cable select on both drives. Therefore set the jumper on both drives to "Cable Select".
The from bezel is the little plastic piece on the front edge of the drive tray when the tray is open.