replacing iBook HD

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    Mr_Brightside_@

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    Alright, after recieving the advice from a previous post, I am about to buy the Western Digital 120GB notebook hard drive @ 5400RPM. What I want to know is how long approx. does it take to replace the drive, for a newbie? Thankx.
     
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    mick4394

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    For a first timer, it will take quite awhile to take apart an iBook. Just be careful, and try your best not to force the casing off. There are a lot of areas of the the top case, especially, that are very brittle.
     
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    I used this guide to replace my iBook 12" hard drive and it was excellent. Get well prepared, print out the screw guide page to place the screws & bits on as you remove them (I stuck them down with blue tack just in case) and as wm says, take your time.

    You'll have a great feeling of satisfaction when it's done (I did, anyway), and if you put a larger drive in you'll get a good price for your machine if/when you sell - I just sold my 900Mhz for £350 on ebay & I'm sure it was cause of the 80G drive.
     
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    Mr_Brightside_@

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    Hey all, thankx for the info, hopefully I will never have the need to sell this baby but who knows... anyway, the %^&&*#*#* store sold the drive in the hour that I went to and came back from the bank; they'd had it for weeks previously. They ordered another so we'll see when that comes through. Also, I probably will not do it myself, but if it looked like I was going to have time I would've, but I don't have time! Oh well, no HD anyway.
    Cheers
     

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