Mac dvd burner for pc

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Can I Use a mac dvd burner in a Windows Computer? my burner quit and I am getting a new computer soon and dont want to buy one. I have a mac g4 and want to put it in the pc for now. Will it work?

Thank you

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Friday May 15, 2009
Last seen
October 7, 2010
hi there,

yes you can provided you have the converter

to plug it to pc or by usb

Thank you,
What type of converter are you talking about and would it be something you can get at best buy. It is an enternal dvd burner. so are you talking about the plug in.

Thank You
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Wednesday October 8, 2008
Last seen
June 15, 2019
I think the G4 uses a standard type drive. Not having one I don't know if it's a IDE drive or a SATA drive. You can tell by the cable type. IDE is a wide ribbon cable with a big plug. SATA is a small cable with a more compact plug. I would try it in the PC since I don't think any physical harm can be done. You might have some problems with the DVD software if it can't recognize the drive.

Good Luck
Thank you very much it does work. Come to find out it is a toshiba. My problem is now I got bunch of +r dvd and it takes -r. Oh well.

Yhanks again