View Full Version : iMac G4 Hard Drive

Jul 11, 2007, 09:35 AM
I have an iMac G4 800MHz that my kids have been using for a few years. last night it appears the HD finally bit the big one.

I know it's an ATA100, but anyone know of a good site that describes how they come out? I found a video on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG9p7RuMdfo), but the person who put up the video omitted the good parts, like, the hard drive installation and a crap load of screws it looks like.

Jul 11, 2007, 11:04 AM
If you are interested in a step by step guide there's the one at http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/iMac_g4/imacg4_takeapart.html, or you can use the apple service manual that can be found at on this web site http://home.earthlink.net/~strahm_s/manuals.html, just look for iMac flat panel part way down the page.

Jul 11, 2007, 12:46 PM
Jeezus, what a PITA, almost be worth just getting a Mac Mini instead.

Jul 11, 2007, 11:32 PM
It's not really that bad. I've got the same computer, and I've upgraded the hard drive for more space and the optical drive for better performance. While you're in there, you might consider replacing the system battery. Mine died about two years ago and I almost scrapped the entire computer because it appeared like it was DOA.