replace dvd-drive with a combo in a powerbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by mywar2000, May 2, 2002.

  1. mywar2000 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey all,

    I'm wondering if it is possible to replace a broken dvd drive in a powerbook 500 with a new combo drive? How much is the combo drive? Does apple even sell that part seperately? I am technically adept, so I don't think the installation would be a problem. Any ideas?! Thanks a bunch.

    Jeremy
     
  2. mc68k macrumors 68000

    mc68k

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    Re: replace dvd-drive with a combo in a powerbook?

    The combo drive is only available for/in the Rev B. powerbooks, namely the 550 and the 667. It is not physically possible to fit the combo drive in the old 400/500, from what I've read. Sorry.
     
  3. DavidCL23 macrumors 6502

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    sorry, your off about 1 mm, I see there is a powerbook 500 on ebay for $700 or so with a bad dvd drive, did u ask this question b/c u wanted to bid on that drive? I have some other solutions if that is waht u are reffering too.
     
  4. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I understand the inside of the case was modified slightly from the Rev. A to accomodate the combo drive...so I think this means u cannot do it...

    can anyone verify this to be certain?
     
  5. DavidCL23 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, there is a 1mm difference in the height of the case.
     

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