Installing Superdrive in aluminum powerbook 1ghz

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by morningrise, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I've had my aluminum powerbook for about a year now, and with all the hype of iLife 05, I NEED to play with iDVD.

    My question is.... what is the best place to go to get a superdrive for my powerbook? Would I be cheaper off buying an external usb or firewire burner?

    I'm no stranger to installing components on a pc... i've built quite a few. However I have never been inside of a laptop. Much less an apple laptop.

    What is the ease of installing this drive?
     
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    Mr. G4

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    With iLife '05 you no longer need internal super drive to burn in iDvd, just save as disc image and burn it with disc utility.

    However, if you still need to install a superdrive in your PB here a good address for all the PB parts http://www.pbparts.com/shop/

     
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    Spock

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    www.macresq.com will do it overnight and I have had good luck with them.
     
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    tersono

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    It's dead easy to do yourself if you've built PC's etc. I upgraded my 667 DVI pb recently, and fitting a new HD and superdrive took me little more than half an hour.

    I'd highly recommend OWC at: http://www.eshop.macsales.com. They'll supply the drive WITH full illustrated fitting instructions. Their prices are sensible and their after-sales support is second to none =]
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    If portability of the DVD burner isn't an issue, I'd personally opt for this. I am at least. :D
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I may just opt to get that. I love the litescribe feature, plus the dual layered support.

    I'll just need to get a firewire hub eventually to plug all these external devices in....
     

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