apple store 12" powerbook upgrades?

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  1. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

    Rob587

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    is it possible for me to take my 12"pb to the apple store and have them upgrade it from a combo drive to a super drive and a 60gig hd to a 100gig?

    if so how much does it cost?
     
  2. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. :D

    A lot! :eek:

    You could be better off just purchasing external drives if you're just looking for functionality. However, if you want to have it in your powerbook, this will cost you some serious bucks! :cool:
     
  3. Rob587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    I can't answer that because I'm not the merchant, but anytime you have a service center do the work the prices are high relative to doing it yourself.
    :)

    You should call them and ask! :eek:
     
  5. Fender macrumors regular

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    You'd be better off buying the Superdrive and HD yourself, and installing it yourself. Neither installation is very complicated.
     
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    Rob, you should search through the xlr8yourmac.com upgrade database and forums.

    Once you see what it takes, then you can decide what it's worth to you .
     
  7. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Best to ask. I called the Toronto Apple Store and visited them in person and both times I was given an emphatic NO, they would not perform a hard drive upgrade - I think they might have offered me the option to have it sent to the service center, but at ridiculous cost.

    Instead, they pointed me to some local computer shops who I phoned and both shops quoted me $85 (Cdn) in labour to upgrade the hard drive.

    Then my friend's dad offered to do it for me for free. I think that's the route I'll take. :)
     
  8. Rob587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I searched the forums and couldnt really find much, maybee theirs stuff Im not seeing? Is it a complicated procedure? Where could I get directions on how to do it and what brand does apple use for their 100gb hd and their dvd rw/ cd rw for a new 12" pb? thanks
     
  9. Fender macrumors regular

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    A friend of mine got his Super Drive from:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/optical-drives/superdrives/powerbook/

    And as for the hard drive, just about any notebook HD should fit the bill. You'll have to decide whether or not to go with the 5400RPM or 7200RPM (I say the latter if you can afford it).

    Here's an example of some HD upgrades:
    http://www.powerbookmedic.com/Powerbook-G4-Aluminum-Hard-Drive-Upgrades-p-1-c-389.html
    (Don't buy from there though, you can find much cheaper prices)
     

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