PowerBook G3 DVD Question

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  1. macrumors member

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    I just got an oldish PowerBook G3 from my dad (he just got a new 12-inch ALbook) with a swappable CD drive (meaning one can take it out and put in, say, a floppy drive). I was wondering if anyone knows if I can get a DVD drive to put in there, and if so, where I could find one.

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, but i popped out the drive and on the bottom it said, "Macintosh PowerBook G3 Series 24X CD-ROM Module". But also I think I'm gonna try to sell it and get a $999 iBook.


    Thanks anyway...
     
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    scem0

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    try to find a refurbished one, or a used one. Go to dealmac to
    find the lowest prices. That site is invaluable.

    Other sites which may have good prices:

    Apple's Hot deals site
    www.powermax.com
    www.smalldog.com
    www.macmall.com (sometimes they have good deals)

    that's all I can think of right now, but be sure to go to dealmac to
    make sure you aren't getting ripped off anywhere else.

    Hope that helps. ;)
     
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    scem0

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    sorry to double post but this is at powermax:

    Factory Refurbished "Snow" iBook G3/700
    128 MB of RAM, 20 GB internal drive, internal CD-ROM, internal 56k modem, 12.1" screen

    for $888 and that seemed like a good deal to me.

    and I think it is the best deal on dealmac.com too.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanx scem0, I think I might get that if i can sell the PowerBook soon enough.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    But then again, thats a lot of money for me...

    And I've growwn to like this sortof, and I read this thing that said that some company makes hard drives for the "media slot" (does anyone know anything about this??)
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    Also, (sry if im getting anoying...) it needs more VRAM, it can't even run Keynote!! Is there any way to upgrade that? (I don't care if it violates the warenty)
     

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