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    how to remove the cd drive
    I recently purchased a used iBook, I also bought an internal iBook cdrw/dvd drive wich I would like to install. Does anyone know where I can find a description on how to change the drives?
    Thanks CJ

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    what model ibook?

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    its a g3 iBook not the clamshell one

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    How would you do it for a G4 iBook?

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    Search for instructions on how to take apart the iBook (should be plenty as people used to paint the inside of the g3 white iBooks....).

    Then see what connectors are used etc.

    Are there instructions of the manufacturers website?


    What kind of drive is it? Slot or tray loading?

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    colday
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    How about this?

    http://www.yourmaui.com/ibook.html

    Steve
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    so i got the drive in and i have 2 questions, im running os X and what is the program that plays dvd's. i don't think there is one on my computer since it wasn't originaly equipt with a dvd drive. second is the drive reads dvds but i cant seem to find a program on the computer that plays them but it will not read cd's. i put a cd in it spins then it spits it out. is there a different drive i have to install for this drive? thanks for your help CJ

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    Cool
    You can download VLC media player to play DVDs or you can install Apple's DVD player.

    What ever version of the OS you are running, you mignt want to down load and re-install it using the combo update version (.i.e 10.3.5 combo update). Hopefully that will load the missing drivers and DVD application.
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    also i duno if i messed something up putting it back together but, it worked fine after it was together but the screen is on if i hold it up to the light its not bright at all. its like there is no backlight in it. like i can faintly see the sceen. are there some buttons i hit to do that?

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    i messed up and for got to plug one of the monitor wires that accidently came unplugged back in

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    Thats good you found the problem. :black:
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    Well your drive should play CD's, I'd also try finding some generic drivers that are compatible with your drive..

    Then you should be able to playback all media without problems...

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