Introduction

The Macintosh IIsi came with a red-ribbon 1.44MB "SuperDrive" (and yes, just like DVD-Burning "SuperDrives" this was the best available option)

Parts

No parts required.

Start by turning the computer around, and remove this #0 Phillips Screw. There may or may not be a Phillips #0 screw here, depending on whether or not the computer has ever been serviced.
  • Start by turning the computer around, and remove this #0 Phillips Screw.

  • There may or may not be a Phillips #0 screw here, depending on whether or not the computer has ever been serviced.

Add Comment

Now lift these two clips, and slowly pivot the case up. You can now seperate the top of the computer from the rest of the machine. You can now seperate the top of the computer from the rest of the machine.
  • Now lift these two clips, and slowly pivot the case up.

  • You can now seperate the top of the computer from the rest of the machine.

Add Comment

The "SuperDrive" is mounted similarly to the hard drive, and positioned right next to it. Push these two tabs out, and lift the drive up. Push these two tabs out, and lift the drive up.
  • The "SuperDrive" is mounted similarly to the hard drive, and positioned right next to it.

  • Push these two tabs out, and lift the drive up.

Add Comment

Flip the drive so it is on top of the power supply, and remove the "Red-Ribbon" cable. 1.44MB floppy drives need a ribbon cable with a red stripe on one side.  400KB floppy drives use a ribbon cable with a yellow stripe on one side.  800KB floppy drives can use a red, or yellow striped cable. This drive was manufactured by Sony in 1990.
  • Flip the drive so it is on top of the power supply, and remove the "Red-Ribbon" cable.

  • 1.44MB floppy drives need a ribbon cable with a red stripe on one side. 400KB floppy drives use a ribbon cable with a yellow stripe on one side. 800KB floppy drives can use a red, or yellow striped cable.

  • This drive was manufactured by Sony in 1990.

Add Comment

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

One other person completed this guide.

Chris Green

Member since: 10/11/2009

29,544 Reputation

39 Guides authored

Team

Master Techs Member of Master Techs

Community

266 Members

634 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 1

All Time: 2,404