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iMac G3 Model M4984 Optical Drive Replacement

  • 작성자: Chris Green
  • 예상 시간 10 - 20 분
  • 난이도: 쉬움

The iMac G3 uses a tray-loading optical drive. It uses a PATA optical drive. This guide will show you how to change your computer's optical drive.

단계 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

Now to remove the optical drive!

단계 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

  • Now to remove the optical drive!

단계 2  ¶ 

The optical drive is located near the front of the assembly.

단계 2  ¶ 

  • The optical drive is located near the front of the assembly.

단계 3  ¶ 

To remove the drive, push it in, lift up, and then pull forward. As you pull the drive forward, disconnect the ribbon cable and set it aside. As you pull the drive forward, disconnect the ribbon cable and set it aside.

단계 3  ¶ 

  • To remove the drive, push it in, lift up, and then pull forward.

  • As you pull the drive forward, disconnect the ribbon cable and set it aside.

단계 4  ¶ 

Remove the two phillips #00 screws. Then remove the board. This will reveal that it is a standard PATA drive. Congrats, the drive is free! You can use any PATA-tray loading drive in the iMac G3 which means you can install a CDRW to burn CDs in OS9 or X(if using OSX,install that DVD writer) but, of course only original drives will match the great look of the iMac).

단계 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the two phillips #00 screws.

  • Then remove the board. This will reveal that it is a standard PATA drive.

  • Congrats, the drive is free! You can use any PATA-tray loading drive in the iMac G3 which means you can install a CDRW to burn CDs in OS9 or X(if using OSX,install that DVD writer) but, of course only original drives will match the great look of the iMac).