12" iBook G4 SuperDrive Upgrade?

Posted by: evo1234

12" iBook G4 SuperDrive Upgrade? - 03/29/05 07:46 AM

I was wondering if the Apple SuperDrive would fit in the 12" iBook G4? If so, what kind of modding needs to be done? Would it kill battery life? Thanks.
Posted by: krusher117

Re:12" iBook G4 SuperDrive Upgrade? - 03/29/05 10:05 AM

it should fit. The powerbook is a lil bit smaller. You might have some issues with it being a bit too small aournd the edges. Prolly pretty easy to fix tho......bondo? dont know if that would work of not.....may not look good when you paint it.
Posted by: burtman

Re:12" iBook G4 SuperDrive Upgrade? - 03/29/05 10:24 AM

I was chatting to somone on MacMod irc the other day who has done it to their ibook I think it might have been modyoumac but I can't remeber. Think he said it was around $170 -$240 dollars but thats all from memeory so could be utterly wrong... please exscuse me if I'm utterly wrong!
Posted by: maestro

Re:12" iBook G4 SuperDrive Upgrade? - 03/29/05 10:45 AM

Is your iBook your main computer? If not I wouldn't spend the money on it. It would fit. The
problem with burning dvds on a portable is that it takes a long time and uses up most of the
battery. Apple recommend that you leave it plugged in for burning movies and such. Answer
my first question and we will go from their.
-maestro
Posted by: evo1234

Re:12" iBook G4 SuperDrive Upgrade? - 03/29/05 11:39 AM

Wicked, thanks for the quick reply.

Nope its not my main computer. Its used for showing work to clients and for web browsing on the go mostly.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re:12" iBook G4 SuperDrive Upgrade? - 04/03/05 01:04 AM

[censored]/Panasonic UJ-815, 825 or possibly even the 835. If you don't use an Apple branded drive, you may not be able to boot from it.