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  1. #1

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    Aug 29, 2011
    iMac G4 800 MHz, 512 MB, 60 GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard
    Exclamation Replaced DVD drive, missing copper strips?
    I have an iMac G4 800 MHz, whose combo drive died a few months ago. I have replaced it with a generic DVD-RW drive, and it works fine. However, I am missing one of the copper strips (more like the big copper square) that goes on the bottom of the drive. Is this copper square vital for the iMac/drive? If so, what do I do? I accidentally threw it out when taking out the old drive.


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    Well, I guess it was an RF shield. It's not essential.

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