Replace Internal Zip with DVD Rom?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by actionslacks, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have a G4 that has a CD Burner and an internal zip. Can I replace the zip with a dvd rom like this:

    DVD ROm

    it is for a G4 733.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    hugemullens

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    you can but it will require some major modifcations. You have to cut lots of metal and make a mounitng bracket. you have to cut the front to allow the the tray to eject, all kinds of fun stuff. I found an article about it once. I;ll try to find it, but you cannot put a second optical in a quicksilver without lots of works.
     
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    Rezet

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    I can do it. But the question is why really?
    Get an external DVD-RAM or something.
    You do this thing with taking plastic apart and your nice looking QS G4 will look like crap. Especially with the DVD-rom you chose.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why? Becaause programs like FCP 4 now come on DVDs. And I found a DVD-rom for $29.

    I should specify that the G4 is a PowerMac (Digial Audio).

    I got it from a company I used to work for and am trying to update it for a friend that wants to do a little editing.
     

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