Can PowerBook G4 take 160GB ATA-100?

MIDI_EVIL

macrumors 65816
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Yes, that should work fine.

Just know that upgrading the hard drive of a powerbook isn't exactly easy.
Yeah i'm fairly worried, but I know it will be fun!

Oh, what tools do I need exactly?

Rich.
 

A Pittarelli

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Jun 1, 2007
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yeah its not fun taking a pb apart, you can do it but you need a few little screw drivers. theres a fix-it guide on the internet that will show you how to do it
 

cal6n

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If it's a TiBook, then you'll be wanting a torx T8 driver. If it's an Alibook you'll need a good quality philips 00 driver and a torx T6 (IIRC).

Don't buy crap as you'll chew up the screw-heads. Torx drivers, being a bit special, are generally good quality but cross points are another matter. I bought a "CK" branded set of watchmakers screwdrivers in a proper case from a reputable toolshop and they've lasted many years.

Look after your tools and they'll look after you!
 

MIDI_EVIL

macrumors 65816
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If it's a TiBook, then you'll be wanting a torx T8 driver. If it's an Alibook you'll need a good quality philips 00 driver and a torx T6 (IIRC).

Don't buy crap as you'll chew up the screw-heads. Torx drivers, being a bit special, are generally good quality but cross points are another matter. I bought a "CK" branded set of watchmakers screwdrivers in a proper case from a reputable toolshop and they've lasted many years.

Look after your tools and they'll look after you!
Ahh, great tip there!

Could you point me in the direction of a set of good Torx drivers?

A high street store ? B&Q?

Rich.
 

cal6n

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Ahh, great tip there!

Could you point me in the direction of a set of good Torx drivers?

A high street store ? B&Q?

Rich.
I'd tend to avoid the likes of B&Q. There are a couple of shops I'd use in Brighton. They only sell tools and they've been in business for years. The owners really know what they're selling. You must have a shop like that near you.

Otherwise something like these:

Jewellers screwdrivers and Torx drivers
 

MIDI_EVIL

macrumors 65816
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I'd tend to avoid the likes of B&Q. There are a couple of shops I'd use in Brighton. They only sell tools and they've been in business for years. The owners really know what they're selling. You must have a shop like that near you.

Otherwise something like these:

Jewellers screwdrivers and Torx drivers
That's really good of you! They're not too pricey either.

I think i'll go for what you linked!

Thanks all!

Rich.