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Model M5884 / 400 or 500 MHz G4 processor

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Can the DVD-ROM drive be upgraded?

Can the DVD-ROM drive be upgraded? That is, can I use a DVD Combo or Super Drive in the Mercury 400MHz or 500MHz computer?

Thanks for any more DVD upgrading.

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Sure, it can be upgraded. The problem is finding one. Here's three of iFixits:

Here's how to install it: PowerBook G4 Titanium Mercury DVD Drive Replacement

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Thanks for your reply. I was concerned if the ribbon cable was the same for a CD-RW/DVD-RW (DL?) drive or if there was any other mechanical differences that would prevent installation. Thanks again for your fast input!


Oops? I ran into a stumbling block on using a Combo or Super DVD Drive in a Mercury 400MHz or 500MHz computer? The Help Page said: "A different cable is required to connect a Combo drive to the logic board.". Unfortunately, there's No Link anywhere to an explanation of where to Find such "different cables"?

Help! - Any suggestions?


For the correct cable contact iFixit directly here and tell them what you want to do:


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