9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2006 11:49 AM by jtjacques
Timothy Shutes Level 1 (15 points)
Hi everyone,

I have a BW G3 (listed below) running 10.2.x

I have a couple of questions: first of all, I just got a DVD RAM drive off a guy in town here for $5. I know the guy, so it's a good drive, he said it's in fine working condition. It's the Apple Model #LF-D111A

Anyway, I haven't attempted installing it yet - it's a simple IDE drive, but I have a couple of questions before I do.

First of all, he pulled this unit out of a G4, and it's listed as a G4 unit, but I read online that it can be installed in a BW G3 as long as you have the "decoder card" whatever that is! So first question: What is the decoder card? Do I have it? How do I get it? Is it worth it?

My second question is I plan to install OS Tiger on my system after I get the DVD RAM drive installed. Do you forsee any problems with this installation? Will I have to reinstall my program files?

Thanks so much!


B&W G3. 450Mhz., Mac OS X (10.2.x)