Superdrive for G5

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by yg17, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I think the Superdrive in my G5 is starting to crap out. When I hit eject, it's hit or miss. Sometimes the drive will make a couple clicking noises and nothing happens, or sometimes it will eject. And it doesn't seem to be burning or reading as fast as it should. Can anyone recommend a drive that's fully compatible in Finder and Disc Burner? Thanks
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    I recently updated mine with a Pioneer 110D

    I flashed it with the latest firmware. Works no problem in my G5. iDVD, iTunes etc.. all work perfectly.

    Toast recognises the Drive and too burns with no issues. Best £30 I spent on my G5 :D

    xlr8yourmac.com have a drive compatabilty chart.
     
  3. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Thanks, I'm most likley going to order that one here in a second.

    How do you flash it on your Mac? I know most require a PC for flashing, and I'm produly a Mac only person :D
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    DVR Flash does the job :D

    check out that link www.xlr8yourmac.com as they have all the links and files needed.
     
  5. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Thanks :)

    I ordered the drive through OWC today, it should be here tomorrow (one day shipping was a couple bucks more than ground, I couldn't resist) so we'll see how it goes. Never removed the optical drive in a PMG5, but I've built many-a-PCs in my life, so I should be able to figure this out.
     
  6. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I was poking through that site, and I cant find much on flashing the drive. Could you possibly give me some instructions and links on where to download stuff? Thanks
     
  7. Morn macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I wouldn't put any important CD's in it.:D
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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  9. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    The drive arrived today, I installed it. DOA :(

    Good news is, OWC is shipping out a new one tomorrow and overnighting it here.
     

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