Performa 635 replacement CD drive

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Performa 635 replacement CD drive

Where is a good place to find free/inexpensive replacement CDROM drive for performa 635CD computers?

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Apple cd roms

If you've got any old mac, any apple branded scsi drive should work fine. I'm pretty sure any old scsi drive would work, but I seem to recall a firmware thing...Anybody? Anyways...I've got a couple that work. $5 for the lot + shipping.

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BTW, can I get tickets?

So when the Dolls come to my town, if I give you a cd drive, could I get tickets to see you guys?

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Using a non-Apple drive will

Using a non-Apple drive will require modifying the CD drivers, or using a pre-patched set (OS 7.6 drivers work unpatched with third-party CD-ROM drives).

...I also moved this out of the Market place, as the poster is looking for advice as much as a replacement drive.

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What is the fastest speed Apple cd-rom drive the performa 635 will accomodate without major adaption? If I came across a 4X drive, would it work? 6X? ...

I am new to Apple Fritter ... but I appreciate any other tips relating to this computer (635CD Performa), too.

Thank you!

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You can use any Apple branded

You can use any Apple branded scsi cd-rom drive, up to and including the 12x from the late-model PCI-based PowerMacs.
Connections at the back of the drive will all be the same.

The cd-rom drive in those models uses a plastic adapter between the standard scsi/power connectors and the edge connector the drive slides into. Pull it off the old drive, and it should fit in the new one without any trouble.

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Poster Comments:

Thank you to each of you that responded.

I had no clue so many apple cd-roms would work in this machine.

Wow!

Thank you!

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