Flat Panel iMac 2002 CD to DVD Upgrade question

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Good afternoon,

I have a the following Flat Panel iMac. (see info below).

It came with a Sony CD-R/RW Drive Unit, Model number CRX170E (Feb 2002).

My question is: Can I put a DVD Optical Drive into this model Flat Panel iMac ? And if so, what model / year does the DVD Optical Drive have to be ?

Can the DVD Optical Drive be a Pioneer Code DVR-109 (April 2005), or does it have to be an earlier model ?

Your advice in respect of this question will be very much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Martin Harding.

Apple iMac G4/700 (Flat Panel) Specs

Identifiers: iMac Flat Panel - M8672LL/A* - PowerMac4,2 - M6498 - 1873

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Apple iMac G4 (Flat Panel)The Apple iMac G4/700 (Flat Panel) features a 700 MHz PowerPC 7441 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 128 MB or 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 40.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (5400 RPM), either a tray-loading CD-RW drive or DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" Drive, and NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support).

The internal components are housed in an attractive 10.6" half-sphere, ice white case with a chromed stainless steel neck that supports a 15" TFT Active Matrix LCD display. This model shipped with MacOS X 10.1 and MacOS 9.2 installed with MacOS X selected as the default, as well as an ice white Apple Pro Keyboard and Mouse. The "Combo Drive" configuration also shipped with external Apple Pro Speakers. Unlike some earlier iMac models that are convection-cooled, the iMac "Flat Panel" series is cooled by a quiet internal fan.
 
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That machine uses a PATA connection for drives, so any DVD type drive that is PATA SHOULD work. I've put newer DVD drives in my G4 Power Macs with different levels of success. The newer ones have been more successful...

The best way to see if a drive works is to just install it and try it. Those machines are a bit of a task to get into, but you're not really going to know otherwise.
 
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Well, bearing in mind that finding PATA parts may be a bit of a challenge these days -- everything's been on SATA for quite a long time now ...
 
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I put the DVR 109 in and it not only fit but worked brilliantly ! Thanks all for your advice
 
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Think I would tell a K1 W1 living in Aus the wrong thing mate?

We still got enough hassle over underarm bowling!
 
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