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replace hard drive on ibook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by toaster_oven, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    hi-

    my hard drive is pretty much shot on my ibook (G3 700MHz)... i've been running off an external for a while now but have been too busy to get the HD replaced...

    i was wondering how much it would cost to get the HD replaced (and possibly the controller)... i'm not about to do it myself.

    can i purchase a 3rd party HD and ask apple to replace it, or do i go to them and say "put this HD in my computer"... or should i go someplace else like compusa?

    any help would be greatly appreciated...

    -TO
     
  2. jsw
    Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    #2
    Check out this thread, among, I'm sure, others.

    Seems like it won't cost you all that much.
     
  3. jsw
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    jsw

    #3
    Here is another one.

    Sure you don't want to try it yourself? Doesn't sound all that bad...
     
  4. macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

    #4
    Duff-Man says...just to clarify -jsw's links refer to a 12" powerbook hard drive upgrade (at least the link I checked). While similar, it is not quite the same as with the iBook...here's a link for installing iBook hard drive that should show you how much work is involved....not nearly as bad as with the early clamshell iBooks....oh yeah!
     
  5. jsw
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    jsw

    #5
    My bad. Although the 1st link specifically mentions 700MHz iBooks (G3's, I think), the 2nd one doesn't. And neither is especially useful, except to provide some good member names to PM for details.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    rhpenguin

    #6
    Doing it yourself is easy, but it takes a LOT of patience and a digital camera. I did mine (and a superdrive upgrade) in about an hour total.

    If your comfortable with it, do it yourself. Its not that bad.
     
  7. macrumors G4

    Mord

    #7
    you can do it it just takes a while nothing is that sensitive you dont even have to toutch the logic board just make sure not to loose any screws get a service manual (which i can give to you over ichat hectoruk@mac.com) and print it out placeing the screws on the print out where they are suposed to go.

    it will take a while but nothing can really go that wrong, just keep liquids away and dont put undue pressure on things.
     

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