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samsflagdrummer
Mar 3, 2003, 11:07 PM
I just got an oldish PowerBook G3 from my dad (he just got a new 12-inch ALbook) with a swappable CD drive (meaning one can take it out and put in, say, a floppy drive). I was wondering if anyone knows if I can get a DVD drive to put in there, and if so, where I could find one.

Thanks.

dcharris
Mar 4, 2003, 12:31 AM
Depending on the model, you may be able to play DVD's on the drive you have - (burning is a whole different story). You can get the full specs foy your machine from Apple:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=24604&SaveKCWindowURL=http%3A%2F%2Fkbase.info.apple.com%2Fcgi-bin%2FWebObjects%2Fkbase.woa%2Fwa%2FSaveKCToHomePage&searchMode=Assisted&kbhost=kbase.info.apple.com&showButton=false&randomValue=100&showSurvey=false&sessionID=anonymous|165661299

samsflagdrummer
Mar 4, 2003, 10:46 PM
Thanks, but i popped out the drive and on the bottom it said, "Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series 24X CD-ROM Module". But also I think I'm gonna try to sell it and get a $999 iBook.


Thanks anyway...

scem0
Mar 4, 2003, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by samsflagdrummer
Thanks, but i popped out the drive and on the bottom it said, "Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series 24X CD-ROM Module". But also I think I'm gonna try to sell it and get a $999 iBook.


Thanks anyway...

try to find a refurbished one, or a used one. Go to dealmac (http://dealmac.com) to
find the lowest prices. That site is invaluable.

Other sites which may have good prices:

Apple's Hot deals site
www.powermax.com
www.smalldog.com
www.macmall.com (sometimes they have good deals)

that's all I can think of right now, but be sure to go to dealmac (http://dealmac.com) to
make sure you aren't getting ripped off anywhere else.

Hope that helps. ;)

scem0
Mar 4, 2003, 10:53 PM
sorry to double post but this is at powermax:

Factory Refurbished "Snow" iBook G3/700
128 MB of RAM, 20 GB internal drive, internal CD-ROM, internal 56k modem, 12.1" screen

for $888 and that seemed like a good deal to me.

and I think it is the best deal on dealmac.com too.

samsflagdrummer
Mar 5, 2003, 12:45 AM
Thanx scem0, I think I might get that if i can sell the PowerBook soon enough.

samsflagdrummer
Mar 5, 2003, 11:23 PM
But then again, thats a lot of money for me...

And I've growwn to like this sortof, and I read this thing that said that some company makes hard drives for the "media slot" (does anyone know anything about this??)

samsflagdrummer
Mar 5, 2003, 11:32 PM
Also, (sry if im getting anoying...) it needs more VRAM, it can't even run Keynote!! Is there any way to upgrade that? (I don't care if it violates the warenty)