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"new" cd drive in 7500
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May 31, 2002, 10:38 AM
 
Hi- I have a G3'd 7500, on which I want to install OS 9, but the cruddy old cd drove that came with it is broken, so I can't load any new programs or OS's. I have a new one on the way and have a sort of simple question- it is an Apple 12X drive, so after I stick the connectors on it and so on, do I need to do anything else? Run HD setup or something similar? I have not been able to find instructions on it, so I thought I'd ask here.

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Jun 5, 2002, 12:04 AM
 
Greetings

Provided your new drive is the same physical size and connection interface, it should just slot straight in. You will probably have to swap the sled from the old to the new, but that's easy.

There will be some "jumpers" which you will probably have to remove from the old drive and put on the new one in exactly the same way. These will set your SCSI ID, parity and termination to the settings you currently have.

You should not have to do anything else, it should just work!

Cheers

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Jun 9, 2002, 02:54 PM
 
Hi Sproutsie,
Should be as simple as swapping the two drives and you'll be good to go (with a significantly faster drive!)
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Jun 9, 2002, 03:13 PM
 
Well, the cd drive turned out to be the least of my problems! It works great, as opposed to the rest of the thing, including my borrowed monitor, which likes to switch in between normal and sickly nasty greenish-yellow.

Thanks for the input.
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