Replacing superdrive in eMac, some questions.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Cfg5, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Cfg5
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    macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2003
    Well, the superdrive in my eMac quit reading and writing DVDs, so I am going to replace it. I have a few questions though.

    1. Will it be that hard? I have the ATI graphics version and from reading around a bit it sounds like this one is alot easier to install a new optical drive in than the older eMacs.

    2. If I get the exact same drive listed in system profiler, will I have to use patchburn to use it in iDVD and finder? Or will it just see it as the same drive.

  2. iEdd
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    macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    #1. Read some guides and decide for yourself, I don't know what 'hard' is to you. What IS REAL, Neo?!

    #2. Chances are, patchburn will be required with any drive you put in. I wouldn't let that factor influence your decision.

    Good Luck :)
  3. shadowmoses
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    macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    Its not very hard i did it wothout much guidance, its a hell of alot easier than replacing the Hard drive.....

    And yes you will need patchburn, also go for a Pioneer drive,


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