Originally known as "The New iMac" the iMac G4 was created to replace the iMac G3 as Apple's all-in-one desktop computer. The G4 is easily recognizable by its swiveling monitor mounted above the hemispherical computer. Steve Jobs quoted it as being "a design that will last till the next decade."

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Make Tray Loading Optical Drive External

I have iMac G4 that died. I got the answer for using the hard drive as an external device on another computer. I am wondering, can I do the same thing with the optical drive. I have a video camera that makes the small DVD's - I need a tray loading optical drive to use them. All the new Macs have slot loading optical drives. I expect there is no package solution, but I would be happy with a Jerry-rigged one. I can scavenge parts from the iMac if necessary

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You need an external Optical drive enclosure. I would go with a combp USB/Firewire one so that you can boot from it with firewire. Here's some examples: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-driv...

Here's a better one with both usb & firewire:


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