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tom vilsack
Apr 4, 2012, 02:18 AM
Long story long....(couple tips for harddrive replacement..12" ibook G4 800)

-so today i purchased a 12" ibook G4 800/640 ram.....by the noise it was making i could tell it needed a new harddrive...price was right $40 and had a old 40 gig ide drive at home. (may replace again latter with new 160gig ide drive)

-so went to ifixit website and started following there details for harddrive replacement...i have a couple minor tips (least worked for me)

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iBook-G4-12-Inch-800-MHz-1-2-GHz-Hard-Drive-Replacement/166/1

-step 33...no need to disconnect speaker cable from logic board,just lean upper case against something when starting next step.
-step 37 is unnecessary (no need to remove cable from logic board)
-step 39 is also unnecessary (no need to remove harddrive cable from case)
- to get around step 37/39 just lift hardrive up and pull orange ribbon carefully away.

ps: i found it best to number plastic baggies with the step and place screws in there own separate baggies per step.

..restored a image of tiger i had from another older ibook i once owned...made install so much faster
http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=56&pictureid=1775

..the doa original drive
http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=56&pictureid=1776



rx7dude
Aug 16, 2012, 10:12 AM
"ps: i found it best to number plastic baggies with the step and place screws in there own separate baggies per step."


Hey Thanks for posting. The baggie idea is great.

92WardSenatorFE
Aug 16, 2012, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the tips! I've disassembled those iBooks so many times I could almost do it in my sleep. lol