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Deanosabby
Jun 3, 2008, 04:34 PM
Can anyone tell me if the combodrive from my G4 iBook 933mhz machine will fit into my old G4 Titanium power book 500mhz which only has a dvd rom drive in it.
I have just bought a superdrive for the iBook and was hoping to use the combo instead of just tossing it out.
Ta,
Deano.



Tommyboy74
Jun 3, 2008, 05:58 PM
I don't think so, the powerbook drive is slot loading, the ibook is not

techound1
Jun 3, 2008, 09:01 PM
I don't think so, the powerbook drive is slot loading, the ibook is not

That is incorrect - the G4 iBook is a slot loading drive (the white G3's were tray-load). You will probably need to swap the ribbon cable from one drive to the other.

OrangeSVTguy
Jun 3, 2008, 10:26 PM
No it won't work. The Powerbooks have the 12mm? optical drives. The ibooks are the smaller size. Techound is correct that the G3 ibooks are tray-loading while all the G4s were equiped with slot-loading drives.

Don't toss that combo drive, it's worth a few bucks on ebay ;).

Deanosabby
Jun 4, 2008, 02:39 AM
I hope the superdrive fits my iBook.
It it a
MAC G4 UJ-825-C CD-RW DVD-RW DVD CD SUPER DRIVE (825CA)
Here is a link to the ebay page,
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=260243175128&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=016

I did google it and it did say they would fit.
If not then back on the bay.
Cheers,
Deano.