Hard Drive Swap

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hotrodtod, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. hotrodtod macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2006
    Would it be possible to take a hard drive from a Bondi Blue iMac (233mhz) that is running OSX 10.2 I believe and install it into a 15" (700mhz) G4 Imac? I know the OS install was done from a retail version of OSX. Not a disc bundled with a machine. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. jocool5 macrumors member


    Dec 12, 2005
    The only problem I can see is the ports. If there is a firewire, and USB on the older mac then I think it should work. If you take two new macs, boot one into target disk mode, plug it into the other(while the other is off) and hold option on startup on the other. Then when you see the startup disk you can select the firewire drive (literly running off the old computer HD). So if the old one has FW then try the above and if it works no problems should occure with swap, but it there are ports that differ between them, or you can't test doing the above then I would not think the swap to go to well, if at all.

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