350mhz iMac yearns for dvd drive

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What size is the optical drive in a slot loading iMac. I have a sl dvd lying in a touchscreen which I am supposed to be fixing for my father. I don't think the internal graphics card on the touch screen can handle it. I know my iMac can. Will it fit?

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is it a DV / SE imac

If it a DV and has FireWire, it can. The graphix card will do it
also, the drive in the imac G3's are laptop drives. Any laptop drive will work (the essential unit of a laptop drive.) you can even use an iBook or PowerBook laptop drive from G3 and up

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im pretty sure 250 is not DV

im pretty sure 250 is not DV and so its very unlikely this could handle it. mine cant play many vcds properly

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1) 350

2) 350s play DVDs beautifully. I have a Blueberry 350 w/DVD drive sitting around and watching DVDs on it is even nicer than on the real DVD player and TV.

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yeah sorry, wrong key ok t

yeah sorry, wrong key

ok then ive never tried thanks for the heads up

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Even a 350 w/o FW should play

Even a 350 w/o FW should play a DVD fine. I'd be sure if I could drop the $24.99 for that Masushita SR-8185 I found in some shops parts bin... Smile

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