external cd rom drive problem!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by obatala, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. obatala macrumors newbie

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    hi everyone,
    i use an old iMac 400 to surf the net. the dvd drive does not work proper and i can´t install anything from a cd-rom. how can i read cd-roms or even dvd´s from an external drive? better: how can i make an external fw cd-rom-drive(burner) to my main?

    sorry for this nubee questions!!!!
    thanx very much & peace.
    obatala
     
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

    Eniregnat

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    #2
    Run OS X, Tiger should work.
    Connect an external drive.- link to Laci clearnce corner.
    That's it.

    Anybody can correct me if I am wrong.

    Older QPS Que drives also work, and are USB- slow but ok for CDs. Not all have drivers for OS 10.4. For DVD/combo your limited to FW400 for through put.

    As for upgrade, try This Old Mac
     
  3. obatala thread starter macrumors newbie

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