hard drive for an iBook G4

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

  1. brucelieb macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Reflow

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    Just make use you get a IDE drive not a SATA...
     

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