HELP! How to replace combo drive on iBook G4 by myself!

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    on iBook G4, my combo drive in not working (no more accepting cds!) I purches a new super drive 8x and I wanna replace by myself. How coplicated is!? and where can I find an installation & repair manual. Thanks
     
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    kugino

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    just requires a few tools, a little patience, and keeping track of numerous screws. here's a good tutorial: http://www.hardmac.com/articles/53/page1
     
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    mad jew

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    Sometimes it's nice to have a range of guides just to be sure but you should probably only follow one of the predominantly. :)

    12 inch iBook

    14 inch iBook
     
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    After G

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    The guides are easy enough to follow, but here's some advice:

    USE GOOD TOOLS!

    You will regret it if you happen to strip a screw with a cheapo screwdriver. I love my $20 Wiha precision screwdrivers for just that reason. Never stripped a screw since I've got them.
     
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    mad jew

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    And use a thick piece of tape to keep all your screws together. :)
     
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    mbopy22

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    Sorry for this stupid quesition... but I was told that the iBook 12" doesn't accept powerdrive (CD + DVD burner) is that true or not??

    Cause I just read that you're going to put a powedrive to yours...:confused:
     
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    mad jew

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    Do you mean Superdrive? They don't come standard with Superdrives and it's not a BTO option but with the correct installation they can work just as well as the standard Combo drive.
     
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    gammamonk

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    Can we assume such a feat would void the warranty?
     
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    mad jew

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    Most definitely. :(
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    GOD BLESS YOU all for fast answers!!! THANKS!
    I have an iBook 14" 1 Ghz, but will be the same like the tutorial for ibook 12" !?...I Hope! :)
     

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