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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:32 PM   #1
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Replace DVD in PowerMac G4 1Ghz - Quicksilver

Hi Everyone

Excuse my ignorance but I have been unable to find instructions on how to replace the DVD Writer in my Quicksilver G4 Dual 1Ghz Powermac

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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:47 PM   #2
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Double check the model you want to buy...

I use www.xlr8yourmac.com - Just in case that model is not mac compatible.
Almost all recent DVD writer are compatible.
http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/drived....drivedb.lasso

Then unplug your mac and carefully remove your existing drive.

Install the new drive in the same fashion. Instructions like this are available.
http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G3-ZONE/h...x/install.html
Usually 4 screws and 2 plugs that cannot be confused.

Some drives with some Operating Systems require patchburn
http://www.patchburn.de/download.html

I've done this 3 times without problems, Good Luck
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Old May 31st, 2007, 07:12 PM   #3
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Hi JAMG

Thanks very much - wasn't sure how to remove the DVD Writer

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Old May 31st, 2007, 08:50 PM   #4
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Hi

Unfortunately, my quicksilver G4 is different from that shown. Still don't know how to remove the front to remove the entire drive

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http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_cente...ksilver300.pdf

Google is your friend.
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You don't remove the front - it comes out from the side. 4 screws of which you only need two to go back in.



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Old Jun 1st, 2007, 12:53 PM   #7
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Hi All

Once again, thanks for your assistance. I did google the problem and wasn't able to find guytoronto's reference. Was able to replace with no problem.
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I've got Googling down to a fine art (mostly). Google should have a more straight-forward help section to help people find stuff. A lot of the questions on ehMac could be answered with a proper Google search.
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But what fun is that...

Social interaction combined with the experience of others is way better than dry tech instructions.

XLR8 can be mindnumbing to read sometimes.
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