867 Mhz G4 Aluminum PB HD replacement

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  1. JAJ macrumors member

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    Hi guys, my 7 year old 12 inch aluminum powerbook finally broke on me after the hard drive melted. Obviously I have newer machines but this one is my favorite, so what hard drive can i replace it with? Will any 9.5mm 2.5 inch drive work?

    http://www.provantage.com/hitachi-0a52124~7HTC901N.htm

    that one for instance, thanks
     
  2. superwoman macrumors regular

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    No, that's a SATA, it won't work. You need a PATA drive.
    Also, be warned that the 12" PB is notoriously difficult to open up. Make sure you have plenty of patience and gentleness.
     
  3. sintra1 macrumors newbie

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    Actually not difficult its just a shed load of screws!:rolleyes:

    Yep A PITA drive needed and follow this link

    Units currently available with platter speeds of 4200/5400 and 7200 rpm.
    Capacity up to 250 GB , through the 160GB with 5400rpm platter speed is popular
    This is an example of a suitable unit.(these units are readily available from just about any reputable PC parts supplier)
    http://www.ifixit.com/Apple-Parts/160-GB-5400-RPM-Seagate-ATA-Hard-Drive-New/IF107-046

    Detailed instructions are here and do print off the useful screw chart -It a simple life saver honestly!
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/PowerBook-G4-Al-12-Inch-867-MHz/Hard-Drive-Replacement/53/11/Page-1
     
  4. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I just did a hard drive replacement in my 12" PB last month. As long as you have a #00 philips screw driver and keep the screws organized (almost 30) you can have the drive changed out in less than an hour. This was the drive I bought:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148073

    Also be sure to check out iFixit.com. They have step by step instruction for dismantling your system
     

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