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i'm just getting into apple's after spending years as a hardware tech on x86's, and my girlfriend is dead keen on getting a new mac, my question is, is it possible to rip out the cd-rom out of a new lcd imac and replace it with a dvd burner superdrive thing from apple, do apple's have a bios you can config?, does OSX automaticly load the drivers or do i need to manually install them, can this be done?
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Why don't you just buy the model that comes with the Superdrive?
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yeah, i know i can just buy one, i just want to know if it can be done
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Probably. I do know you won't have to do any mucking with BIOS (Macs don't even have this!) or any UNIX underpinnngs. Mac OS X should automatically see it and use it. The only thing you'll need is iDVD, which likely doesn't ship on the non-SuperDrive models.
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[quote]Originally posted by robert smith:
<strong>yeah, i know i can just buy one, i just want to know if it can be done</strong><hr></blockquote>

yes, it will void the warranty though and may be a bit of a bitch to do.

for the extra money of going up to the high end imac you'll actually save money considering the increase in ram, processor speed, hd space and the superdrive.
post #6 of 6
Looks like you can pick up the drive for about $339 plus shipping and handling.

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