Compatability with a Sony Optical Drive

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  1. Spike Spiegel macrumors regular

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    I have a Mirror Drive Door G4 with an Optical Drive that is currently failing. I picked up a Sony CD-RW drive to replace it with, and only realized after I'd gotten home that it says 'for Windows' on it. Does this just mean that I can't use the bundled apps or that the drive itself will not work in my machine? I appreciate any response.

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    Chris
     
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    You will likely have no problems whatsoever with the drive. If you have an older OS then you may need to run PatchBurn, but that probably won't be necessary.
     
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  4. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    For Windows means that it only has the Windows burning apps. The burning apps are built into Mac OS X, iTunes, Disk Utility, etc. Gotta love the :apple: way.
     
  5. Spike Spiegel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, guys. I have, however, run into another problem. The molded plastic of my drive door is very much in the way of the cd tray. The Philips drive that came with my machine is very slim and so had no problems navigating the oddly narrow slot. Do any of you know of a similarly slim drive, or is external my best bet?

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    You should be able to remove the front panel from the drive tray.
     

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