hard drive for an iBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brucelieb, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. brucelieb macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2005
    Ok, here goes... I got an iBook G4 it went black after the dread " question mark appeared. I spoke to somebody, an apple certified service guy, who said it is definitely the hard drive.
    I am assuming he is right and I'm ready to buy a new hard drive and put it in myself.
    Which hard drive do I get? where do I get it? Help!!!!!!

    Machine Model: iBook G4
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.2 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.8.5f0
  2. brucelieb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2005
    any particular brands any good? I figure I should get the largest /fastest... why go thru the trouble of putting a little one in, (scared of that job to begin with) might as well go for the gold
  3. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007

    If you put any drive in your iBook yourself,, know it will take some time. They are hard to take apart.

    You will need 2 tools to purchase, a Torx driver and a spange (?) Both will cost you about $10 before shipping.

    Try outerworld computing for HD's. They carry different makes and sizes.

    I am in the process of doing the same with a friends G4 iBook!

    Good luck.
  4. brucelieb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2005
    I might ( most likely) will get someone to do it.
    But I got to buy the thing.... Any size or brand to get?
  5. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2005
    Accoville, WV
    I've heard good things about Seagate hard drives. I assume the one in my iBook G4 is still the one that came in it. (Fujitsu 40GB) If it dies, I'll probably get a 7200rpm Seagate of some kind. Probably a 120GB or so.
  6. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Just make use you get a IDE drive not a SATA...

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