will different CD-ROM firmwares work as replacement drives?

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will different CD-ROM firmwares work as replacement drives?

Hey guys, So my CD-ROM drive in my performa 6115cd isnt working . Its a APPLECD 300i plus with FIRMWARE : 1994

My question is if i buy a APPLECD 300i plus but its firmware is : 1995 .... will the unit work in my computer? or do the firmwares have to match ? 

They are both 50pin SCSI.

Thanks in advance . 

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I don't know what the

I don't know what the difference is between those specific firmware versions, but I've never heard of this being a problem.

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Thanks again Tom. well, i

  Well, i went ahead and purchased it . provided its not defective i will update this post after i install it . Thanks again Tom.  

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Both of those will probably

Both of those will probably work fine, minor versions probably aren't that different...  But you would probably need a different driver (that may not exist) if you were to try to substitute say a Toshiba or Mitsumi CD-ROM drive, even if they are 50 pin SCSI.

 

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hmmm. interesting . welp .

hmmm. interesting . welp . ill update once i get it in there  and let every  one know . 

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For the Records

For the records i have just replaced a non-working Sony AppleCD 300i Plus ( Firmware 1994)  With a Matsushita AppleCD 300i Plus (Firmware 1993) in a Macintosh Performa 6115CD and it works perfectly straight away. No configuring or messing with it . Just plopped it in and it worked. Hope this helps someone in the future. 

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