Macintosh LC/LC II

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  1. Phil Of Mac macrumors 68020

    Phil Of Mac

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    How do I remove the hard drive and replace it?

    Since the LC II is remarkably similar to the LC, if you know how to remove an LC hard drive, it's probably the same for the LC II.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    There's a single screw in the back. Unscrew it. Then pull the tab-like things and lift up to open the case. Set the top aside. Unplug the power and SCSI cables to the HD (it's opposite the floppy drive. also note that it may be easier to do this after the next step). Pull the plastic hooks and remove the metal HD cage (this takes awhile if you try it alone - it's some stubborn plastic). Unscrew the HD from the cage, and screw the new one in. Reattach the SCSI and Power cables. Push the HD cage back into the holder and make sure the plastic hooks catch. Replace the top cover, and screw the screw back in.

    If that all sounds complicated, don't worry. Once you get the top off and realize how to get the cage out, it becomes obvious. Oh, and remember that you have to use a SCSI drive, not an IDE/ATA.
     
  3. Phil Of Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've gotten it opened and unplugged already. I'm just having a really hard time removing the cage.

    I'll try again later.
     
  4. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

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    Never give up, never surrender!
    (Captain what's-his-name, Galaxy Quest)
     
  5. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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  6. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    no joke, that's gotta be the easiest mac to get into... or the easiest one i've ever owned...

    pnw
     
  7. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    yeah..i can break apart a performa in 15....ill stop:)
     
  8. Phil Of Mac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's done. I had to get someone to hold the damn clips apart so I could remove the hard drive. All is well. Thanks for the help.
     

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