Can I Put A New Drive In My G5

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  1. rph105 macrumors 6502

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    I want to replace my standard dvd writer in my g5 with maybe a dual layer DVD writer, is this possible?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If it's a Revision A or B iMac G5 it's dirt easy.
     
  3. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what is revision A and B and how do you do it?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Which G5?

    If it's an iMac, does it have an iSight?
     
  5. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nah its a Powermac g5
     
  6. disconap macrumors 68000

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    If you want to be able to use the system based burning (from disc utility or itunes, or the desktop) your choices are narrower. If you use Toast, however, you can use almost any drive out there.
     
  7. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How would u install a disc drive into the g5 then??

    thanks guys
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It should be in your documentation.

    If you know which model it is I can point you to the Apple Support documents.

    I've done it before without any instructions. :rolleyes:
     
  9. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    are the apple support docs online??
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  11. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    where abouts does it say anything about removing and installin DVD drives??? sorry bout this but im kinda useless when it comes to searching for things on the inet thanks for ure help
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's ok.

    5 seconds in Google.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/PMG5_OpticalDrive_DIY.pdf

    You should be able to take it from here. It's not that hard to replace.
     
  13. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're welcome.

    It's not that hard when you have the instructions with nice clear pictures.

    Do you need any other help?
     
  15. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol unless you can help me with my macbook, installed leopard yest on it, worked finee. now when i start up the macbook, this blue screen appears, i'll post a pic, one second
     
  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Leopard isn't something I've experienced yet. :(
     
  17. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dnt worry ure not missing out on that much man, a bunch of bugs seen as its on its first release, look at my macbook [​IMG] dont even know how to take this screen away, is there any way you can like reboot it?
     
  18. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Hard shutdown? Hold down the power button for about 5-10 seconds.

    Otherwise, unplug it and let the battery completely drain. If you're REALLY daring, try unplugging and pulling the battery (I do NOT advise this).
     

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