Superdrive in a 1.33ghz iBook 12"?

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  1. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    Are there any problems I should anticipate in swapping out the original combo drive in a 1.33ghz iBook for a superdrive? Any software issues?

    Anything I need to know about making it work other than making sure it is physically in the right position?

    THanks in advance...
     
  2. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    I was thinking of doing that myself but a 1.33GHz processor is a bit slow to do some real iDVD or iMovie work, and I never really got around to burning on a DVD anyway... so that idea went history.
     
  3. California thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    Processor speed doesn't bother me. Anyway, I just finished dropping in a new superdrive. I broke the little gray optical drive connector and had to jerry rig the ribbon back into position. I also broke one of the tabs on the slot opening -- taped up the mistakes.

    It works fine with no software updates -- tiny mistakes no problem.

    If old tibooks down to 550mhz could handle a superdrive, this little ibook can... Just happy that its now got a new hd and new superdrive.
     
  4. ~ j ~ macrumors member

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    anybody know any makes / models that i can look for?

    i want to put one in an ibook, but dont really want to pay for a top spec one.
    as long as it burns dvds, not to bothered about the speed.

    £90 is about the only one ive seen, which is a bit more than i wanted to pay. :)
     

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