Putting a G4 Slot loading drive into a G3 ibook?

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  1. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

    ktbubster

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    I was wondering if it was possible to replace a g3 ibook's tray loading drive with a slot loading drive from a g4 or if anyone has done this?

    I have a g4 slot loading drive and I am fulling aware the outside casing would be wrong... but that isn't much of an issue, I can replace the panel/casing section with a new panel to take care of that... i just want to know if it is possible as far as hookups etc are concerned.

    Thanks :)

    -Katy
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    gotta check the wattage each draws and the bus MHz for each. It might be possible physically, but do some damage to the iBook logic board.
     
  3. ktbubster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm interesting. I didn't think of that. Boy... stupid me. I think you saved me a crapped out logic board :) Has anyone ever attempted this?
     
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    I learned the hard way.

    anyone need a dual 350/500 G3.5 in a beige case?
     

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