MacBook optical drive in iBook

Can I replace iBook G4's optical drive with one from MacBook (A1181)?

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MacBook drives use the same PATA interface until the Early/Mid 2009 models.

Regardless, iBooks use a full-sized drive, and the MacBooks use slimline drives, so they are not compatible. Sorry!

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They're definitely not inter- changeable. The iBook uses Pata connector and the A1181 uses a sata interface.

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Are you thinking of hard drives? The A1181 uses the same interface until Early 2009 models.

by Ben Eisenman

You're right Ben, good eye!!! I was thinking hard drives. Thanks for the pull_up!!

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As you can see here, I don't believe that the drives are interchangeable.

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