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    Which External DVD Drive to Install Operation System on iBook G4?
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    Which External DVD Drive to Install Operation System on iBook G4?
    Which External DVD Drive to Install Operation System on iBook G4?

    I need to find an external DVD drive that is compatible with my iBook G4, and will allow me to install Tiger.

    I just bought a Sony Optiarc 8x External Slim USB external DVD drive, but my iBook will not recognize Tiger so I can select the installation disk to install Tiger the internal HD in my iBook.

    The internal disk drive on my iBook is jammed, so that is why I need to get an external drive to install a system.

    TigerDirect told me that there are no external DVD drives that will allow me to install a system on my iBook. So no help there ...

    Any suggestions on which DVD drives would work for me?
    - Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 3GB RAM, JellyBean 4.3
    - iBook G4, 1GHz, 1.25GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.11
    - Archos 80 G9 Turbo 250GB, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    - Mac Pro, 2.93 GHz, 8GB RAM, Snow Leopard 10.6.8

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    Which External DVD Drive to Install Operation System on iBook G4?
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    Pioneer 117D, affordable and reliable, eg. Pioneer DVR-118D-BK Internal [Black Bezel]... (DVR-117D-BK) at OWC; or Pioneer DVR-XD09 Black External Slim Dual Layer DVD Drive - DVRXD09S5P - Compare Prices and Buy at PriceGrabber. If you don't want the expense of an enclosure, you can connect an optical drive via ATA-USB2 adaptor.

    I'd suggest though that you have a go at fixing or replacing your iBook optical drive. In what way is it "jammed"?

    I'm puzzled as to why you want to install Tiger on your iBook when you already have it there. Do you wish to update to 10.4.11?
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    Which External DVD Drive to Install Operation System on iBook G4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hughvane View Post
    Pioneer 117D, affordable and reliable, eg. Pioneer DVR-118D-BK Internal [Black Bezel]... (DVR-117D-BK) at OWC; or Pioneer DVR-XD09 Black External Slim Dual Layer DVD Drive - DVRXD09S5P - Compare Prices and Buy at PriceGrabber. If you don't want the expense of an enclosure, you can connect an optical drive via ATA-USB2 adaptor.

    I'd suggest though that you have a go at fixing or replacing your iBook optical drive. In what way is it "jammed"?

    I'm puzzled as to why you want to install Tiger on your iBook when you already have it there. Do you wish to update to 10.4.11?
    I just had a new internal HD installed in my iBook G4, so there is nothing on the drive, which is why I need to install Tiger.

    I've been booting from an external HD, which is having problems too. Most likely the problems with three of my hard drives is from the numerous power outages from storms and neighbors messing around with our breaker box.

    I'm also looking for three USP systems (for myself and each of my two boys) to protect our computers from further damage ... )

    There is a screw that is stuck in the internal optical drive on my iBook. I can see the screw, but cannot get it out. The computer tech who installed the drive for me is coming over tomorrow to remove the screw. I'm just hoping that the internal drive is not damaged.

    I need an external DVD drive anyways though, so I think it is a good investment, and it will be faster than the internal DVD drive on my iBook.

    I just ordered this external DVD drive:

    Lacie d2 22X DVDRW External Drive - USB 2.0, FireWire (Mac)
    - Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 3GB RAM, JellyBean 4.3
    - iBook G4, 1GHz, 1.25GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.11
    - Archos 80 G9 Turbo 250GB, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    - Mac Pro, 2.93 GHz, 8GB RAM, Snow Leopard 10.6.8

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