iBook G3 dvd master slave swap

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I tried to replace an iBook Dual Usb G3 cdrom with a dvd drive but hit a few problems.

The ibook cdrom is configured as a slave and the hard disk is master.

The dvd I had was a toshiba that was master only and couldn't be changed to be a slave so I experimented a bit and found out if the hard disk is changed to be slave then the slave hard disk dvd master combination works.

The hard disk (mine was a toshiba mk2018gas) needs a jumper to make it act as a slave.

Take apart ibook pdf at this site

http://www.eserviceinfo.com

toshiba mk2018gas hard disk jumper pdf

http://sdd.toshiba.com/localcache/8200000029E200000BDD0000000100000000.pdf