G4 Ti Optical Drives

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by benwild_33, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. benwild_33 macrumors regular

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    My 1Ghz Titanium Book's optical drive seems to have given up on me, it tries to read disks and then spits them out again, it was working fine the other week. Do these take the same optical drives as the Aluminium Books? Annoyingly I had a parts machine that had one but I sold it last month!
     
  2. CooperBox macrumors 65816

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    A good question, and although I've removed optical drives from both models I can't at the moment recall if there are differences. If you get no positive replies back, I may be able to crack open both models when I get a moment in order to check.
     
  3. benwild_33 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a 17" aluminium model so I could do that myself I guess.
     
  4. ziggy29, Feb 23, 2018
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    ziggy29 macrumors 6502

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    OWC sells a DLSD drive for $29 that is said to be compatible with with the 1 GHz TiBook (PowerBook3,5):

    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MPBG4SD8XDLA/
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    t appears they claim compatibility with pretty much all 15" and 17" AlBooks (not the 12").

    (No experience with this, just putting it out there.)
     

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