iBook G4 HDD dying?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cmckenica, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I have a iBook G4 1 Ghz with 640MB RAM ,90GB HDD with OS 10.5.6 (Cant upgrade it for some reason). It sometimes starts up, but mostly gives the folder with the question mark. i did a system check with the OS DVD and it says nothings wrong. Is it the motherboard or is it the Hard drive? :confused:
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    I had this happening all the time too, a new HD should suffice.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thanks! does anyone know where to find a cheep HDD and a place where someone can swap it?
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    Any HDD under 250GB should be fairly cheap, and the process to open it isn't that hard and will save you a fair amount of money too.
     
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    leekohler

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    Go to www.ifixit.com

    They have parts and manuals so you can do it yourself.
     

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