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hey yall its me again. i just want to start out by thatnking all of you that gave me advice on my cpu question (im still searching for the best buy) but now i have another question.... Can i take the 8x superdrive out of my powerbook and some way install it in my powermac?
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hey yall its me again. i just want to start out by thatnking all of you that gave me advice on my cpu question (im still searching for the best buy) but now i have another question.... Can i take the 8x superdrive out of my powerbook and some way install it in my powermac?
Where there's a will, there's a way - but I think you're looking at a pretty serious hack. The Superdrive in the Powerbook uses an ultra-slim, semi-proprietary form factor. You would need to fabricate some sort of bracket, a faceplate and source an adapter for the connector.

It would probably be easier to just buy a standard 5 1/4" bay CD/DVD burner and modify the faceplate to fit in a PowerMac.

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As cwa107 suggested it may be cheaper to buy a new drive than install the old one in your PowerMac.

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Pioneer 20X DL DVD Superdrives are dirt cheap - $29.95 in Oz. Install one of these or similar/
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