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MIDI_EVIL
Jul 14, 2007, 04:31 PM
I was hoping to upgrade my PowerBook with the Seagate Momentus linked here:

Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB U100 8MB Cache (http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx?Quicklinx=3YYS&CategorySelectedId=11154&NavigationKey=11154,47250000,41610000&InMerch=1)


Is this possible? Is there a limit on the PowerBooks? Of course, am I looking at the correct type of HD?

Thanks in advance,


Rich.



yippy
Jul 14, 2007, 04:37 PM
Yes, that should work fine.

Just know that upgrading the hard drive of a powerbook isn't exactly easy.

MIDI_EVIL
Jul 14, 2007, 04:42 PM
Yes, that should work fine.

Just know that upgrading the hard drive of a powerbook isn't exactly easy.

Yeah i'm fairly worried, but I know it will be fun!

Oh, what tools do I need exactly?

Rich.

A Pittarelli
Jul 14, 2007, 05:06 PM
yeah its not fun taking a pb apart, you can do it but you need a few little screw drivers. theres a fix-it guide on the internet that will show you how to do it

cal6n
Jul 14, 2007, 05:19 PM
If it's a TiBook, then you'll be wanting a torx T8 driver. If it's an Alibook you'll need a good quality philips 00 driver and a torx T6 (IIRC).

Don't buy crap as you'll chew up the screw-heads. Torx drivers, being a bit special, are generally good quality but cross points are another matter. I bought a "CK" branded set of watchmakers screwdrivers in a proper case from a reputable toolshop and they've lasted many years.

Look after your tools and they'll look after you!

MIDI_EVIL
Jul 14, 2007, 05:25 PM
If it's a TiBook, then you'll be wanting a torx T8 driver. If it's an Alibook you'll need a good quality philips 00 driver and a torx T6 (IIRC).

Don't buy crap as you'll chew up the screw-heads. Torx drivers, being a bit special, are generally good quality but cross points are another matter. I bought a "CK" branded set of watchmakers screwdrivers in a proper case from a reputable toolshop and they've lasted many years.

Look after your tools and they'll look after you!

Ahh, great tip there!

Could you point me in the direction of a set of good Torx drivers?

A high street store ? B&Q?

Rich.

cal6n
Jul 14, 2007, 07:53 PM
Ahh, great tip there!

Could you point me in the direction of a set of good Torx drivers?

A high street store ? B&Q?

Rich.

I'd tend to avoid the likes of B&Q. There are a couple of shops I'd use in Brighton. They only sell tools and they've been in business for years. The owners really know what they're selling. You must have a shop like that near you.

Otherwise something like these:

Jewellers screwdrivers (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-14097-Jewellers-Screwdriver-Set/dp/B0001K9PXC/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1/026-5881314-9213215?ie=UTF8&qid=1184460471&sr=8-1) and Torx drivers (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-Expert-Precision-TX-Star-Screwdriver/dp/B0001K9UN2/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_4/026-5881314-9213215?ie=UTF8&qid=1184460471&sr=8-1)

MIDI_EVIL
Jul 15, 2007, 04:37 AM
I'd tend to avoid the likes of B&Q. There are a couple of shops I'd use in Brighton. They only sell tools and they've been in business for years. The owners really know what they're selling. You must have a shop like that near you.

Otherwise something like these:

Jewellers screwdrivers (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-14097-Jewellers-Screwdriver-Set/dp/B0001K9PXC/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1/026-5881314-9213215?ie=UTF8&qid=1184460471&sr=8-1) and Torx drivers (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-Expert-Precision-TX-Star-Screwdriver/dp/B0001K9UN2/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_4/026-5881314-9213215?ie=UTF8&qid=1184460471&sr=8-1)

That's really good of you! They're not too pricey either.

I think i'll go for what you linked!

Thanks all!

Rich.