|Jan 17, 2008, 06:53 PM||#1|
Questions about upgrading HDD on late 2004 iBook
So my AppleCare finally ended on my iBook. I took it in to see a Genius because the battery has been crapping out lately. While I'll be getting a new battery, the Genius suggested I could upgrade my HDD. My question to you all is have any of you upgraded your HDD without professional installation and how did that go about? Where would you recommend getting a pro installation at an affordable rate (specifically in the Orange County area)?? What about hard drive recommendations?
|Feb 3, 2008, 10:01 AM||#3|
I just upgraded my late 2004 iBook's hard drive last night. It took about 1.0 to 1.5 hours for the disassembly and reassembly. The process was pretty straight forward and I didn't have any problems.
I downloaded the iFixit guide for replacing the hard drive and printed it. The instructions were easy to follow and the screw guide was very helpful. I stuck some double-sided tape to the screw guide to keep all the little screws securely in place.
The tools they show you'll need are in fact required. You'll also probably want a small slotted screwdriver for a little extra help popping out the feet and the metal rings under the feet.
I used a HITACHI Travelstar 160GB 5400 RPM hard drive (from Newegg). I also grabbed a Macally external firewire enclosure to stick my old hard drive into (also from Newegg).
160GB is waaay better than 30GB.
Last edited by reh; Feb 3, 2008 at 10:06 AM.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Will upgrading HDD with SSD on late 2012 Macbook Pro (non-retina) void warranty?||kayawire||MacBook Pro||1||May 14, 2014 04:04 PM|
|Any uses or value in an old Late 2004 XServe RAID||CaptHenryMorgan||Buying Tips and Advice||0||May 29, 2013 02:53 PM|
|Late 2004 G5 A1093 - Single to quad?||musicbymuzak||PowerPC Macs||18||Apr 24, 2013 05:05 PM|
|Upgrading to SSD in late 09 iMac questions||tonyy||iMac||9||Nov 28, 2012 11:20 PM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05 PM.