cd drive went poop

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  1. macrumors G4

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    Well the CD-ROM drive on my blueberry clamshell just went dead, I tried to take it out and apart to see if there was any chance to fix it myself but nothing worked.

    I've been looking for a replacement (eBay is the only place I can find them at) but they're few and far between.

    Is there any other drives that will fit inside the casing and hook up to the faceplate or an I stuck with trying to find a clamshell specific drive?

    Thanx.[​IMG]
     
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    :sorry didn't see post:
    Your iBook clamshell blew... ech...

    I would not suggest looking for part to self-replace it with, unless you really know what your doing. I would go to a apple approved repair shop.

    Does this help at all?

    I really wouldn't venture on this alone.
     
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    I saw this site it may help -the cdrom drive was $79.00 dont know how that compares with ebay but take a look this was for specific ibooks. site is www.wegenermedia.com/ibookp.htm they are in columbia S.C. they also showed a cd burner for about 150.00 good luck. worse case scenario a portable that you use off the usb? anyways good luck
     
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    Ick, those replacements cost $80, that's about $30 more than I'm willing to spend on this seeing as I *might* end up selling this soon due to lack of ca$h on my part.

    I've seen somewhere that the CD-ROM drives in the older iMacs will fit but I don't know for sure, I can find one of them easily, a clamshell specific is more difficult to locate.

    An external CD drive would be sorta pointless I'm afraid since I don't think OSX supports booting off of them and it would be too slow anywayz and this is a rev.b model without firewire so an external solution won't work, but thanx for the suggestion.
     
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    Im sure if there is other alternatives someone like ijohn may be able to help. you may even call his work at general cybernetics and ask them for a suggestion( you know the advertisement at the top of this site) i would think that a old imac drive would be to balky and a different make but thats just speculation by me. well at least its not your hard drive. good night
     
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    Could have always post a

    Help Message

    over in the Mac Help forum. ;)

    But the $80 one was about all I saw, except for the people that were replacing iBook drives -- but couldn't tell what type of drive or version of iBook. :(

    Nor did I find anything in iBook repair...
     
  8. Gus
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    Not trying to be an ass here, but I'm pretty sure iJon does not work at GC. You are thinking of BackToTheMac, aka Chuck. He is with General Cybernetics. iJon's parent's do own an Apple retailer though, so he might be some help after all.

    By the way, I know that wegernermedia.com has the part you want, but I have had a VERY bad experience with them, so just be careful and keep all of your communication with them.

    Regards,
    Gus
     
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    update

    Thanx for all your help guys, I found a guy on MacNN that had one (with a faceplate too!) and it just shipped today and it's working great.[​IMG]
     

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