My Apple SuperDrive is dead...now what?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mystereojones, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. mystereojones macrumors newbie

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    This is a silverdoor dual 1GHz G4 and I was wondering what model would be a good internal replacement, otherwise I was going to get an external burner. I heard that internal replacements don't really work on these early SuperDrive Macs.
     
  2. garfield2002 macrumors regular

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    I just bought an external firwire drive from www.otherworldcomputing.com. It works great and is compatible with the iLife programs and OS X disc burning. They are a reputable dealer for Mac products only and you will be able to find a drive that is guaranteed to work with you particular machine. I think you can even get a replacement internal 16x dual layer superdrive for about $40 now. :)
     
  3. lopresmb macrumors 6502

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    Just replace the internal

    its pretty simple and cheap to do.

    buy here:

    other world

    install help here:

    install

    --you ought to be able to get the whole thing done and working for less than $50 and less than an hour worth of work (I did and it worked just fine).
     
  4. esaleris macrumors 6502

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    I replaced my Drive in my Digital Audio PowerMac G4 from one purchased from newegg.com for around $30. Did the trick.
     

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