Powerbook G4 12" 1.5GHz replacement DVD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by aimhigh, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. aimhigh macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    I have a powerbook G4 12" 1.5GHz with a faulty UJ-845E DVD Drive.

    Can anyone recommend a replacement DVD drive, perhaps a make other than Matshita/panasonic UJ-845E (if still available) maybe Sony, NEC ??

    I understand I need an IDE interface, slot loading BUT not sure what constitutes 'compatible with the powerbook G4 !!!

    Thanks for your help.

  2. bigaudiofanatic macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2008
    I would just buy the replacement part that fits the mac. If you google mac parts you should be able to find it.
  3. aimhigh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    Yes, done that of course. Not as straight forward as you might think.

    I am interested if our team of experts know more about compatibility factors

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