can you use a PC DVD-ROM in a PowePC G3 ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by justmehere, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. justmehere macrumors newbie

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    My PowerPC supports ATA IDE hard drive and same for the CDROM. Could I just plug my PC's Pioneer DVD-105S where the existing CD-ROM is plugged into ? Will it damage my Mac system if I try this and it does not work ? Would it work ? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    If the CD drive works, it'll work. Insert a CD into the drive after you install it, and see if it pops up.

    It shouldn't damage your computer, though.
    The expanision slot is there for a reason, try it out!
     
  3. cubist macrumors 68020

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You won't do any damage at all to your system. Still, you'd want to test the drive out first after you install it. Just pop a DVD in and see if it reads.

    You'll also have to set the DVD-ROM to Master using the jumpers.
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    It will work fine, I grabbed the DVD-ROM out of my roomates Dell and put it in my B/W G3 and it worked with no problem. Now I have a 24x Apple CD-ROM added to my collection.
     
  6. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Its just a standard ATA drive. It'll work perfectly. :D
     
  7. justmehere thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone...it worked. Just plugged in the DVD-ROM and had no problems reading CD's and DVD's. Many thanks.
     

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