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tristanman
Nov 17, 2005, 05:21 PM
on iBook G4, my combo drive in not working (no more accepting cds!) I purches a new super drive 8x and I wanna replace by myself. How coplicated is!? and where can I find an installation & repair manual. Thanks

kugino
Nov 17, 2005, 07:18 PM
on iBook G4, my combo drive in not working (no more accepting cds!) I purches a new super drive 8x and I wanna replace by myself. How coplicated is!? and where can I find an installation & repair manual. Thanks
just requires a few tools, a little patience, and keeping track of numerous screws. here's a good tutorial: http://www.hardmac.com/articles/53/page1

mad jew
Nov 17, 2005, 07:57 PM
Sometimes it's nice to have a range of guides just to be sure but you should probably only follow one of the predominantly. :)

12 inch iBook (http://www.pbfixit.com/Guide/83.15.0.html)

14 inch iBook (http://www.pbfixit.com/Guide/84.16.0.html)

After G
Nov 17, 2005, 10:48 PM
The guides are easy enough to follow, but here's some advice:

USE GOOD TOOLS!

You will regret it if you happen to strip a screw with a cheapo screwdriver. I love my $20 Wiha precision screwdrivers for just that reason. Never stripped a screw since I've got them.

mad jew
Nov 17, 2005, 11:56 PM
And use a thick piece of tape to keep all your screws together. :)

mbopy22
Nov 18, 2005, 04:52 AM
Sorry for this stupid quesition... but I was told that the iBook 12" doesn't accept powerdrive (CD + DVD burner) is that true or not??

Cause I just read that you're going to put a powedrive to yours...:confused:

mad jew
Nov 18, 2005, 04:57 AM
Sorry for this stupid quesition... but I was told that the iBook 12" doesn't accept powerdrive (CD + DVD burner) is that true or not??

Cause I just read that you're going to put a powedrive to yours...:confused:


Do you mean Superdrive? They don't come standard with Superdrives and it's not a BTO option but with the correct installation they can work just as well as the standard Combo drive.

gammamonk
Nov 18, 2005, 05:48 AM
Can we assume such a feat would void the warranty?

mad jew
Nov 18, 2005, 06:55 AM
Can we assume such a feat would void the warranty?


Most definitely. :(

tristanman
Nov 18, 2005, 06:35 PM
just requires a few tools, a little patience, and keeping track of numerous screws. here's a good tutorial: http://www.hardmac.com/articles/53/page1

GOD BLESS YOU all for fast answers!!! THANKS!
I have an iBook 14" 1 Ghz, but will be the same like the tutorial for ibook 12" !?...I Hope! :)