[iBook] Clamshell iBooks and DVD

Juan M juanm at mac.com
Sun Dec 16 07:16:30 PST 2007


I have a 366Mhz Indigo Clamshell iBook with the 10Gb hard drive  (I  
would term it the second generation although there was a 366Mhz  
clamshell iBook with a 6Gb hard drive).

The question: Can I replace the existing CD-ROM with a DVD or combo  
drive to watch DVDs. I saw one reference that the logic board might  
not support a DVD player due to a decoder not being on the logic board.

(is this like the old wallstreet powerbook that had a plug in DVD  
player but to play the DVDs you needed to have a special DVD PC card  
in the slot - I have one of these too. Obviously the clamshell doesn't  
have a PC card slot but the point here is that the card adds  
functionality that didn't exist on the motherboard)

So can I just swap out the CD-ROM with a DVD player or combo drive ?  
Yes, I know it is a big job to do so.



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