Ibook combo drive into a G4 titanium powerbook 500mhz

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Deanosabby, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Can anyone tell me if the combodrive from my G4 iBook 933mhz machine will fit into my old G4 Titanium power book 500mhz which only has a dvd rom drive in it.
    I have just bought a superdrive for the iBook and was hoping to use the combo instead of just tossing it out.
    Ta,
    Deano.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    #2
    I don't think so, the powerbook drive is slot loading, the ibook is not
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    techound1

    #3
    That is incorrect - the G4 iBook is a slot loading drive (the white G3's were tray-load). You will probably need to swap the ribbon cable from one drive to the other.
     
  4. macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

    #4
    No it won't work. The Powerbooks have the 12mm? optical drives. The ibooks are the smaller size. Techound is correct that the G3 ibooks are tray-loading while all the G4s were equiped with slot-loading drives.

    Don't toss that combo drive, it's worth a few bucks on ebay ;).
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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