A DVD burner 8x in a pismo (light
As usual, I cannot be responsible for any damage to
your machines when you will experiment the following
Well, as I don't have any burner in my Pismo anymore
(sold), I decided to install a Toshiba SD-R6472,
tray-loading DVD+-R 8x superdrive (I promised it in
To remember, I fit the original LG faceplate on a Toshiba
SD-R2312 and SD-R2412, so Why not the Toshiba Superdrive ?
For the installation of the drive in the bay, check the
first pictures there (SD-R2312
link) or there (UJ-835).
Once installed in the Pismo, and System Profiler
launched, it is not... funny. We can see that :
a) It is not supported by the iApps
b) The drive is slave (1) and to boot the Pismo, it must
be master (0)
Supported by Toast from scratch, 7 minutes to burn 4.4 Gb
of data. A real pleasure.
Run Patchburn 3 and...
There it is: ready for iTunes and DiscBurner.
THE tricky part for some of you: a little welding point
to jump pins 45 and 47 and force the drive in master (0).
Done!!! The Pismo boots now on CD or DVD with the C key
pushed, for example.
The original Toshiba plate. Black, but ugly!!!
Unclip the 3 clips ,
the 4th clip
will come easily.
Not easy (bis). Hopefully, the 2 Eject buttons are
luckily at the right place!!!
I cut out the 3 brackets
off the LG faceplate, and narrowed the widest .
Clipped back, glued on 3 places, centered in the Pismo
while the glue was drying.
Indeed, you can't see the difference. Nice, isn't it?
What? You think it's not the DVD-burner behind the plate?
So, go next.
Origiinal LG is on the left.
The 2 bays outside, side-by-side.
Little zoom on the burner.
Conclusion: You know what? I'm happy.
Still have 2 superdrives for sale. Please contact me:
If you wish to thank or forsten me...