iBook Hard Drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mikefromokc, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Greetings,

    I was brave enough to try to replace my hard drive on my ibook g4 since it was no longer working. Well I was able to open everything up just fine but when I got to the hard drive I broke the orangish cable that is attached to the front of the hard drive. Now I am trying to reinstall the OS and the ibook can now longer see the hard drive. I can put the hard drive in my external drive case and read/see it on my other mahcines but not on the ibook. The piece I broke, can I get it replaced or repaired and also what does it do?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here is a picture of the broken cable
     

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  3. macrumors 6502

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    did you open up the disk utility and format the hard drive? you need to do that.
     
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    dornoforpyros

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  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have formatted it on my other mac but it is not recognized.
    I have been to ifixit.com but I am not sure of what I should call it so I can look for the part.
     
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    dornoforpyros

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    *sigh*, so I guess just looking up your iBook size/speed and going with all is a little challenging?

    I hate to say it but it sounds like you don't really know what your doing and perhaps shouldn't be trying to install your own HD.
     

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