Powerbook 3400 cd-rom drive in 5300c?

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  1. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    I know this is a longshot, but does anyone know if a Powerbook 3400 cd-rom drive will work in a Powerbook 5300c? I am trying to get a 5300c on eBay, but it only comes with an outdated floppy drive. I could probably hook up a scsi cd-rom to it (and I will if this doesn't work), but it would be a lot nicer to have an internal one. All I know is that both copmuters have hot-swapable drives. Thanks!
     
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    It won't work for one reason- The bay is just wide enough for a floppy, let alone a cd-drive.
     
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    Wasn't it made to take either, though?
     
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    The 5300 series was never designed with a cd-drive in mind, the floppy drive is compatible with the 3400's floppy bay, not cd-bay.
     
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    Ok thanks. For some reason I thought the cd-rom was originally an option on the 5300.
     

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