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Hard Drive swapping? iBook G3 and iBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Xenesis, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular


    Hey guys. My brother's iBook G4 (800Mhz, First Rev) has completely splattered itself and we're getting a new Macbook for him under insurance. My iBook G3 (White, 900Mhz G3..the last G3 Rev of the iBook) has a failing hard drive.

    Now, could I swap out those two drives, at least to recover stuff? And is there a specific method of opening up the iBook G4 so that I don't break stuff (I've already messed with my G3..and ended up with a dozen extra screws ^_^;)

    Mainly the aim is to salvage the hard drive and swap them out; replacing my faulty iBook G3 one with the iBook G4 one which is perfectly fine.

    Any other things I should be aware of?
  2. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Yes, you should be able to swap the drives, but it's a lot of work...especially since you're taking apart two of them. See the take-apart guides over at iFixit.
  3. macrumors regular


    Looks like I'll have a busy afternoon then. The main thing I wanted to know is if the hard drives were compatible.
  4. macrumors 68020

    Indeed they are. Just keep track of your screws and good luck.
  5. macrumors regular


    Huzzah! It was a complete success!

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