external cd-rom drive as main drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by obatala, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. obatala macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2006
    hi everyone,
    i use a imac 400 to surf the net. the dvd drive does not work proper and i can´t install anything from a cd-rom. how can i read cd-roms or even dvd´s from an external drive? better: how can i make an external fw cd-rom-drive(burner) to my main?

    sorry for this nubee questions!!!!
    thanx very much & peace.
  2. matticus008 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Do you already have an external drive? If so, all you have to do is plug it in and it will work fine. Alternatively, you could replace the drive in the iMac with a new one (remove the plastic faceplate from the new drive and it should fit).
  3. obatala thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2006
    i do have a drive. i can burn on it no prob. but it doesn´t show the cd-image on the desk so i can´t read etc.
    thanx a lot

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