I have an IBook G3 700 Mhz with a build in CD-drive. I just purchased a combo-drive from ebay. This drive comes originally from IBook G3 500 mhz ( It has Apple-sticker on it and it is a Toshiba SD-R2212, which is the recommended drive for this according to www.pbfixit.com.
so I figured that it would work just fine. The trouble is that my Ibook doesn¨t even boot with this combodrive. I even tried with another newer apple combo-drive (Sony CW-8124-C) from an Ibook G4. Same problem - no booting at all.
The computer just flashes this happy apple-face and a questionmark.
So what am I doing wrong ?
Does the CD-rom ribbon-cable only allow CD-roms and not dvd and CD-r?
I realized that the CD-rom-cable does not have wire from each pin on the ide-plug. so maybe that is the trouble.