Need help installing new hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kjs862, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. kjs862 macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    I'm about to run out to the store and get a new hard drive for my moms iMac G5 - 17 inch - preisight. I was curious what hard drive I should buy ... SATA vs ATA...desktop hard drive vs laptop hard drive.

    Also once I have the old hard drive out and the new one in how do I instal OS X on there? Do I just instert the install CD and hold down the C key as usual?

    Ken
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    desktop drive 3.5"
    SATA i believe.

    you'll install OS X by booting from the Disc as usual.

    i don't think it should be all that hard to switch out to be honest with you.
     
  3. kjs862 thread starter macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    I bought a HD from staples but there screws aren't in the correct place as the orignal HD. Does anyone know where I can order the exact HD that came with my computer?
     
  4. kjs862 thread starter macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    I think I figured it out. The reason why the screws aren't in the right place is because the original HD that comes with the computer has an external housing around it. I think what I need to do is just take that housing off and put it on the new HD that I purchase.
     

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