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    Exclamation Urgent Question Regarding Disk Rom

    Hi there!
    I have a early 2008 20" Silver intel imac Model Identifier: iMac7,1.
    this one: http://www.kodawarisan.com/imac_2007...07_mid_01.html

    My Super Drive is broken, and I have a bunch of other problems, resulting I can not boot from external drives or HDDs. Long story short I can only re-install windows through bootcamp using the internal cd rom, therefore I must buy a new one to replace my super drive.

    I have discovered an auction
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=243130672

    selling Replacement DVDRW Drive for Apple Laptops, this drive is 12.7mm height. ( I have no idea how thick is the PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K06A)

    It says it can replace Pioneer DVR-K06

    My Question is:
    1)Is the Pioneer DVR-K06 the same with PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K06A
    2)Will it replace the PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K06A in the imac?

    Thankyou Very Much!!!!!!!

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    Pretty sure it will not. The most recent opticals are very thin, hard to find, and very expensive.

    As a quick fix, how about an external FW optical drive? Can't say about Boot Camp/Win install, but on the Mac side, it would be much cheaper, faster and easier to go external. Just not as pretty. If you get a Mac compatible model, it will be fully bootable, and act just like your internal (again, I can't say for sure with your Win Boot Camp install).
    "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." -- Jef Raskin

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