iMac superdrive is dead- what replacement do I get??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Goliath, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Goliath macrumors regular


    Jul 28, 2004
    Here's my problem- my iMac's superdrive no longer works- won't read or write DVD's at all.

    So was wondering if anyone here could help- should I get a new internal drive for my ageing iMac or should I get an external burner?

    Taking apart the iMac to fit it isn't a problem as I've already replaced the internal hard drive in the past but I'm unsure as to what drive I can fit and still keep iDVD supported burning etc.

    If I get an external firewire burner is it possible to boot off that to install Tiger?

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I would recommend replacing the internal drive. Why clutter up your desk and add extra cables and power cords?

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