SUPERDRIVE FUNERAL

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by kjdenison, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. kjdenison macrumors 6502

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    My superdrive died on me :( Whats the best way to go for getting a new drive. Should I install an external?

    Can I just get a case like this http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?style=album and add any regular dvd+rw drive into it? http://www.newegg.com/app/manufact.asp?catalog=5&DEPA=0 Or am I going to run into problems because of Mac OSX?

    Or should I get a Lacie or something, that is all in one. I have toast, but will i run into problems burning with idvd and from the finder and such?

    I have a 1.6GHZ G5 and the superdrive is a SONY that came installed. So if i were to get a pioneer replacement would that not work? I would rather figure out how to install an internal if i can?

    http://www.patchburn.de/faq.html and install this?

    I need some help!!
     
  2. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    Did you use it alot? Its not out of the blue as if its just broken and you barely used it?

    You can get drives to put into your G5, I don't think its a user installable part but if you don't have applecare and are out of waranty you might want to give it a go and save yourself some money. You were talking about putting a drive in an external case. You might run into some problems but as long as you set it as the primary cd drive then you should be ok. But again I dont know if thats possible.

    Heres a link that maybe be of some use, i just googled "Powermac G5 replacement superdrive"

    link number 1 Just scroll down on the left side there is an MCE 16x Superdrive.

    link 2 Maybe some helpful chatter about peoples experiences.

    But most of all, the most useful that I've found

    Hope I helped, good luck
     
  3. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    Is it really dead?

    And then there was the day that the Superdrive in my Powerbook quit recognizing that a DVD was inserted. The Genious bar at one Apple Store said it was dead and would need to be replaced. Since I was just visiting that area, I elected to wait until I got back home. Whereupon the next Genious bartender tried the same tests, yup, it doesn't work. He reset the PRAM and it lived again.
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    It is truly amazing what that will fix sometimes.
     
  5. kjdenison thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So according to all the sources I should get myself a Pioneer 109 or a MCE 16X drive and install the patch. How in the world am I going to get my drive out of my system?? I have investigated it but it is in there really tight. Any ideas? Thank you guys so much.
     

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