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Replace DVD in PowerMac G4 1Ghz - Quicksilver

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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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Double check the model you want to buy...

I use - Just in case that model is not mac compatible.
Almost all recent DVD writer are compatible.

Then unplug your mac and carefully remove your existing drive.

Install the new drive in the same fashion. Instructions like this are available.
Usually 4 screws and 2 plugs that cannot be confused.

Some drives with some Operating Systems require patchburn

I've done this 3 times without problems, Good Luck
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Thanks very much - wasn't sure how to remove the DVD Writer


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

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

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.
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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