How do you change a powerbook hard disc jumper settings?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by redsquash, May 29, 2008.

  1. redsquash
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    macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    A technician tested my optical drive and found it was set to Master..
    My readings indicate if the optical drive is to be set to Master , then the Hard disk needs to be set to slave.
    Changing the optical to slave seems very difficult, so,

    How do I set the hDD jumpers to slave instead . I presume they exist?

    I need a link and instructions as to how to perform this on my powerbook G4 1.67ghz
  2. tersono
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    Jan 18, 2005
    Uhm - I really can't see what benefit you expect to get from doing this. I would strongly advise that you leave well alone - unless the computer is having a problem recognising one or other drive, in which case you should refer it to a qualified Apple service centre.
  3. redsquash
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    thread starter macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    My optical drive is not recognised because both HDD and optical drive are set to master .
    One needs to be slave.There are no jumpers on the optical drive
    Apple Japan charge a minimum$520 for any repair.Let me say that again ,,,,,,,,,,,$520 .........
    Why should I leave well alone. I have not changed a notebook drive but it is only a matter of unscrewing and removing a ribbon cable
    What part are you warning me against and why ?
    Have you done this?
    I Have no experience, except I have removed my optical drive 4 times in 3 days . Each attempt has been less nerve racking, though I think It is probably easy to damage the ribbon cables

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