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    Nov 08, 2006
    Installing a DVDRW to G4 IMAC
    As title, i have a DVDRW in my windows machine which i no longer use, can i just put it in my iMac g4 and it will work straight off?

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    bryphotoguy's Avatar
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    Feb 02, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Quad 2.8GHz Mac Pro, Edge iPhone
    I cannot say for sure... I've never tried. The iMac is a tray load, correct? I assume it could work. My worry is if the tray is too wide for the narrow opening the iMac leaves for the current tray. Maybe you could cut off some of the front faceplate??
    Google it to see if it's possible for you to take apart your Mac and do this. There should be plenty of walkthroughs with people trying the exact same thing.
    I've never had a problem using PC parts in Macs. Ok, once I tried shoving a 16x DL DVDRW into a very old G3 PowerMac without success.
    Good luck.

    January 2008 Member of the Month

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    Oct 10, 2004
    3.4 Ghz i7 27 in iMac (2012), 3.4 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro (2015), iPad Pro (2014), iPhone 6+
    You can, but it would be easier to buy an external FireWire case and hook it up that way.

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