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rich82fox
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Mar 18, 2012, 02:27 PM
 
I've got a powermac 5500 (all-in-one) that has a dead CD-ROM drive

On opening the front panel and sliding out the CD-drive I realized it was a 50 pin SCSI CD-ROM drive

Will any SCSI CD-ROM drive work in this? (allowing for booting from OS9 CD?)

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Mar 18, 2012, 03:11 PM
 
I had the very same question some days ago. It boils down to "most probably every 50 pin SCSI CD-ROM will work".

Original thread over here: http://forums.macnn.com/65/mac-deskt...-cd300-cd-rom/


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Mar 23, 2012, 11:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by euphras View Post
I had the very same question some days ago. It boils down to "most probably every 50 pin SCSI CD-ROM will work".

Original thread over here: http://forums.macnn.com/65/mac-deskt...-cd300-cd-rom/
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Mar 26, 2012, 08:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by rich82fox View Post
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