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Replacing a cd drive in a G4 Ti Powerbook 550
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krillbee
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Nov 4, 2007, 02:42 PM
 
I have a G4 Ti Powerbook 550, and I am considering replacing the cd-rom drive in this unit. It seems like the labor part would be a piece of cake, just remove the bottom cover, but what kind of drive would work in here? When I was looking on ebay I noticed that there were a lot of G4 Aluminum cd-drives for sale, would they work in here, or does it have to be specifically made for a TI powerbook? Anyone know where I could find a cheap drive for this thing? Either a cdrw drive or a combo drive, it doesnt matter.
     
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Nov 4, 2007, 10:13 PM
 
Aside from the bezel (which you presumably already have with your TiBook), any drive for a PB G4 should work fine. If you want cheap, eBay's a good bet. A search for PowerBook G4 combo brought up several dozen hits.
     
   
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