Replacing my Powerbooks HD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nsheikh80, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. nsheikh80 macrumors regular


    May 2, 2005
    London, England
    I bought my Powerbook in March 2005. I bought the combo drive version and not the Superdrive.

    While I love it to bits I really need a bigger HD as the current 60GB is just not cutting it for me and I would like to replace it with a 100GB.

    I would like to do this myself as I used to do it during my PC days all the time.

    Has anyone out there replaced their Powerbook's HD? Does anyone know if only certain HD's work with the Powerbook? Any info you guys have would be great.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I've not done it but these guys sell kits with instructions and all the tools so it can't be all that hard!
  3. ibglowin macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2005
    Not for the faint of heart but very doable!

    I did it with my 17" PB. If your are comfortable taking electronic things apart. Took me about an hour from start to finish and you will need a couple of small torx screwdrivers from the hardware store.

    I used the pics from here:

    Just translate the site into english (they provide a link). I noticed a BIG perfromance boost going from the 4200RPM to the 5400RPM drive when I did it about 14 months ago.

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