Titanium Powerbook very easy to upgrade!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by princealfie, Apr 13, 2006.

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    princealfie

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    Hi folks,

    I managed to upgrade the hard drive on my 400mhz TiBook with a new 120GB TiBook. Took me about 5 minutes and I was rather surprised. Next upgrade is the RAM to 1 GB.

    :cool: I am glad that the TiBook is very easy to upgrade, unlike the current PB and iBooks. Astonishingly, I am glad that I can use the TiBook to run Lightroom once I get the RAM installed (up to 1 GB) and add a new NewerTech battery.

    Cool beans!

    AW
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    Congrats! Yeah, I love the fact that on TiBooks you just take the bottom case off and it's all right there to be serviced. I recently did a hard drive install in a G4 iBook, and you have to take those things apart completely to get at anything! Gotta love the Powerbook simplicity of design.

    <shameless plug>And if you want a NewerTech battery, I have one for sale in the marketplace...</shameless plug>
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    What is the differenbce with the TiBook and iBook?
     
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    Macmaniac

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    A big difference. For the TiBook you take out 6 hex screws, for the iBook you need to remove most of the outer casing and at least 20 screws, many which are hard to find. The TiBook is miles easier to service.
     
  5. macrumors G4

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    The Macbook Pro shouldn't be too hard to upgrade, given the top pretty much pops off.

    http://www.anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2740&p=5
     
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    Sutekidane

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    I thought that my 15" albook that I used to have was very easy... just unscrew the topcase, and there is pretty much everything.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Very hard for PB? I don't think so.
     
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    YS2003

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    This is good news. One of my pet peeves with Mac was complex assembly for its portable lines. By looking at those multi-step processes to have access to the internal hard drive and other components for upgrade, the whole task of upgrading by myself looks too tricky.
    It seems Apple listened to the consumers by making MacBook Pro more user-upgradable. I had no problem with my Ti PB for upgrading the HD; but, I don't want to mess with my Al PBs and iBook for upgrading internal HD.
     

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