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Mac Combo drive

by cprenegade / January 8, 2004 3:21 AM PST

I have a powermac G4 with a combo CD writer/DVD rom drive. The tray is failing and will not load, I think something is wrong with the gear. What brand of this drive does Apple use? I would like to just replace it myself with rather than have it serviced but I am not sure what is compatible to use. Both the apple store and CompUsa tell me they don't sell the drive, I would have to have them put it in. Thanks.

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Re:Mac Combo drive
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 8, 2004 3:33 AM PST
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Pioneer DVR-A06 Retail Box Version DVD -/+ RW, CD-R/RW 'SuperDrive' - New with 1yr Pioneer Warranty. Includes Media, PC Authoring Software, PC Installation accessories. 100% Compatible with Apple Software including iDVD, iTunes, iPhoto, DVD Studio, Etc. (PIODVRA06RTL) more info... $149.99

Get one of those?

Bob

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Re:Re:Mac Combo drive
by joewilson / January 24, 2004 2:07 PM PST
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You should be able to find out exactly which one you have using the hardware option on your restore disk, or hardware test disk..

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Re: Mac Combo drive
by rbrhrbr / September 16, 2004 10:37 PM PDT
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If you contact Apple--you can get a list of local Apple-approved service centers, many of which also sell Mac-compatible hardware, software and peripherals.including a replacement for your optical drive.

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Eight months for a reply?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2004 10:42 PM PDT
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You may want to check the dates on threads you reply since...

Some are quite old.

You advice is still sound and appreciated.

Bob

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Re: Mac Combo drive
by Melania / September 20, 2004 12:23 AM PDT
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MacNetwork in Santa Rosa installed one for me. Don't remember what brand it was, but they can tell you, get one, and install it, whichever of the above you need.

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