Change ibook hard disk

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by shanshali, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. shanshali macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2008
    I am changin my iBook G4s hard drive. I am referring to a well written guide published on . But I am stuck on a step.

    For removing the front panel, there is screw hidden under a magnet. Somehow I can not remove that magnet. I have tried using L end keys, screw drivers, nose pliers and even a powerful magnet. This disk would not come out!!!!!

    Please help!

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. heySparky macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2007
    If you can't pry it out, you could try using a bit of super glue and glue something on the magnet so you can get a better grip on it.
  3. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Just use a pin or a needle. Don't be scared. It's got to come out unless some idiot did use superglue on the magnet... which I doubt.

    P.S. whenever I take the time and sweat to update an iBook hard drive, I ALWAYS swap out the combo optical drive for a superdrive.

    Makes you feel that much closer to having a powerbook...
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Have you tried using a razer or utility knife to pry it out? Worked for me.

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