combo/superdrive question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bocadye, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. bocadye macrumors newbie

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    I have an imac g5 with superdrive that was four years old that died. they told us it needed a new motherboard. so we opted to find a new computer instead. on ebay we found my same computer never been used but it has a combo drive instead of superdrive. The new computer works great and only cost me $300. Is it possible to simply remove the combo drive and replace it with the superdrive from my dead computer?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    If you don't mind a bit of mucking about, sure.
     
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  4. jodelli macrumors 65816

    jodelli

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    Just replace the drive, then check About This Mac in the Apple menu, top left. The specs and capabilities will show up there.

    I've done drive swaps on a few Macs in my time, and only have had problems with new off the shelf brands like LC that weren't stated to be Mac compatible.
     

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