can i replace hard drive and cd drive at same time?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jmcdnld3, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. jmcdnld3 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2007
    I need some help with an unhealthy and unhappy Powerbook. The hard drive just went. Complicating matters is the fact that the superdrive is also not working... I was putting off this fix in anticipation of a new computer. Now wanting to resurrect my Powerbook I'm curious if anyone has suggestions on how to proceed. It seems that I need the cd drive to be working if I want to initialize a new HD, right? If I first replace the cd drive and then the hard drive, will the computer recognize the new cd drive? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    12", 15" 17" ? I can do all of those... for a fee!

    They aren't easy, let me put it that way...
  3. jellomizer macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Yes you can. But powerbooks are a pain to take apart and just as much of a pain to put together...(Don't blame apple every laptop I have worked with were just as much a pain)

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