Add a DVD-R into new iMac??

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  1. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    My cousin got a new iMac AND THEN decided she should have gotten the DVD-R...

    well, she wants me to get one and install it. I know I cant do it with that exact model but is there another one I can buy AND install internally?

    If not, can anyone recommend a good/not too pricy external DVD-R?

    gracias
     
  2. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    Check out dealmac.com

    I was going through Dealmac today, i found some bargains for DVD-Rs..

    http://dealmac.com/
     
  3. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Re: Add a DVD-R into new iMac??

    :eek: You sure you wanna open that can of worms? Have you seen the service manual for the new iMac? It's as bad, if not worse, to take apart than the original... have fun! :p
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Re: Add a DVD-R into new iMac??


    Currently iDVD doesn't burn to external drives. I don't suppose yer cousin has DVD Studio Pro...?


    Lethal
     
  5. teabgs thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Re: Re: Add a DVD-R into new iMac??

    I do, but I don't think she could use it....I didnt know that about iDVD....hmm...
     
  6. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Re: Re: Add a DVD-R into new iMac??


    That's a really good point. I've got the draft version of how to take your iMac apart (4.3 MB) if you'd like to see what you'll be getting yourself into teabgs.
     
  7. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    it doesn't seem worth it to me....

    is there any way you can pay someone to put it in and not void warranties and such?

    and yeah, idvd= no external writer.

    dvdsp=expensive, probably more than most consumers need..


    hindsight is 20/20.
     
  8. teabgs thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Re: Re: Re: Add a DVD-R into new iMac??

    yes I would...just for sh*ts and giggles....I'll pm you my email.

    Possibly someone else could do it, but who? Apple doesnt do it, do they? cause I asked in the Apple store and they said that they dont do it....
     
  9. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Did you think about possibly reselling it and then just paying the difference for a new iMac with superdrive? The iMac is still so new you'd be getting practically as much as you paid for it, maybe less $50-100 or so, but look at it this way: I'd rather pay the extra money to avoid the hassle and know for a fact that everything's done the right way. But that's just me. :D
     
  10. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Re: Re: Add a DVD-R into new iMac??

    Original as in the Bondi and other tray loading models or the slot loaders??? I have found both to be not all that bad.

    I have easily replaced hard drives in both of those, and the optical drives are in the same section, and not that bad either. I had to pull the optical drive from a tray loader in order to install a larger hard drive, and it went back together no problem (no screws left over either :D).

    Now, try and take apart a powerbook G3... eeesh

    I would suggest that the friend calls Apple, or an Apple store about getting the other optical drive installed. That is not going to be cheap, but it should still come out to be less then getting an external burner. I am pretty sure that the exteral DVD-R drives are in the region of $500+.
     
  11. teabgs thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I looked at the manual and it really doesnt look too bad. Nothin I couldnt handle. :D

    Not sure what to do yet though, I'll talk to them and see...
     

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