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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)

Image 1/2: There may or may not be a Phillips #0 screw here, depending on whether or not the computer has ever been serviced. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: You can now seperate the top of the computer from the rest of the machine. Image 2/3: You can now seperate the top of the computer from the rest of the machine. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Push these two tabs out, and lift the drive up. Image 2/3: Push these two tabs out, and lift the drive up. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: This drive was manufactured by Sony in 1990. Image 3/3: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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