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    iMac G3 - Will any slot loading IDE DVD/CD Drive fit?
    Got my iMac G3 machine with the basic CD-ROM Slot loading reader as standard.

    Of course, ideally I'd like a Writer of some sort, and a DVD drive even better.

    Not sure if the G3 (350Mhz) would have enough power to actually burn a DVD, but I'm sure it could burn a CD and read a DVD.

    Anyway, just wondering. if I bought a normal standard IDE slot loading DVD Reader, or CD Rewriter. Would it:

    A: physically fit?
    B: work?

    Do they have the be a particular make/physical size etc etc, or will any normal drive fit?

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    Do I take this as a, No one knows?

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    iBook G3/iPod Video
    is this the g3 clamshell??
    or the white edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybereclipse View Post
    is this the g3 clamshell??
    or the white edition
    Poss some confusion here.

    It's a iMAC slot loading desktop machine.

    350Mhz with a slot loading CD reader under the front on the CRT screen.

    Exactly Like this:


    http://www.osnews.com/img/15122/imac4.jpg

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    Macbook 2.0 GHz Core Duo, 1 GB Ram, 80GB HD, SuperDrive, OS 10.4.8
    I don't think a standard one will fit, cause when I went inside my imac, it had a weird adapter board on the cd drive:

    http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...1943_248432469

    and the drive is not a normal size:

    http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...1945_266917385
    iBook G3 Clamshell- OS 9.2.2
    iMac G3 Slot Loading- Ubuntu Linux

    Mac OS X > Windows Vista

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP13829 View Post
    I don't think a standard one will fit, cause when I went inside my imac, it had a weird adapter board on the cd drive:

    http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...1943_248432469

    and the drive is not a normal size:

    http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c...1945_266917385
    Thanks for the info.
    Much appreciated

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