[CUBE] Reasonable replacement of cube CDR needed

Christian Leue c.leue at mac.com
Mon Aug 11 01:30:29 PDT 2003

>> My original CDR died and I ordered what I was told would be the 
>> correct replacement on line for $45. When received, the new CDR was 
>> found to NOT have a "slave/master" switch. I installed it and upon 
>> startup, I got the blinking "question mark" (OSX 10.2.6). I swapped 
>> the circuit boards and that did not work either. SO, I am looking for 
>> an inexpensive replacement. My local Apple dealer wants $350 to do 
>> the replacement and this seems far too expensive. Any thoughts?
> http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=5870&Item=OWCMCC88248
> Looks like this 8x CD-R and DVD-ROM combo drive is $199, and might 
> offer an $85 rebate on your old drive.
> Maybe it's cheaper somewhere else, but OWC does good business, so I'd 
> order from them regardless.

Bear in mind that for $399,-, you can now get a slot-loading 
SuperDrive. I was disappointed to read about this, since I bought an 
external firewire DVR-106 drive for 330,- Euros just two weeks ago. 
Guess that will have to go on eBay now...


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