Power Mac G5 Optical Drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dissentern, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have an offer to buy this:
    PowerMac G5 1.6GHz
    4GB RAM
    GeForce FX5200 64MB
    80GB HDD
    very cheap but the optical drive is not working. My question is: can I replace it with whatever optical drive for a PC or it is not compatible (probably different cables)?
     
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    adcx64

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    #2
    Yes any drive will work.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thank you for the super quick answer, I love this forum :)
     
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    adcx64

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    Not a problem! Just make sure the drive that you are replacing it with is IDE based (not SATA), and it will work fine.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, will do. Thank you
     

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