need to replace my dvd-r

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shmo74, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. shmo74 macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    I have a 1ghz g4 with a matshita dvd-r uj-815 that won't read a damn thing anymore and needs to be replaced. Is there an upgrade or just a replacement that I can do myself and where is a good site to shop through? Thanks!
  2. jonnymorris macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2006
    North East, UK
    Personally I would just get an external writer, I use one with my iMac as the internal one stopped reading anything I'd burned myself and is slow and noisy anyway. I have a Pioneer DVD RW in a firewire case (Oxford chipset and internal PSU); it works brilliantly, is easy to upgrade, and works better than the internal one ever did.

    Have a look at
    for drive compatibility.

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