G5 bottom hard drive issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by L Oquence, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. L Oquence macrumors regular

    L Oquence

    Jul 10, 2014
    the bottom hard drive on my power mac g5 is stuck..im trying to remove it but it wont come out lol. a google search reveals it is somewhat common.
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Sometimes they're not easy to get out. It's a poor design IMO, and I really dislike the top slot more. The top slot requires the bottom one to be removed first otherwise the top HDD won't clear the frame.

    You're going to have to keep working at it. Try wiggling it from side to side as you pull it out.
  3. L Oquence thread starter macrumors regular

    L Oquence

    Jul 10, 2014
    another google search revealed a solution, heating the drive with a hair dryer while yanking on the corner with a **** ton of metal using a plier was able to get it to come out after yanking pretty strongly. I just didn't wanna break the drive but after while I said eh forget it

    in the end its fully operational :)

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