Has anyone replaced a hdd in the powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by i4k20c, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. i4k20c macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2005
  2. Relznuk macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2009
    UT, USA

    Have you opened up your PB before? I have done this upgrade. And while I didn't find it difficult, I am also very experienced in this. This repair is not for the novice or the faint of heart. It is, however, doable. Head on over to iFixit.com or powerbookmedic.com for instructions.

    Yes, this drive should work, as it is PATA standard compliant.
  3. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    Greener places than I used to live
    I agree with Relznuk. I've done it, and for me it wasn't hard. But I'm also patient, even handed, and have opened up and worked on everything from my car to guitars to pc's.

    If you recognize that you are impatient or not good at slowly working with tiny parts, then I'd say it would be hard and not worth attempting yourself. Find a friend who has experience and ask/pay them to do it.
  4. i4k20c thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2005
    Yeah. Truth is I haven't done much with computers, worked with a few desktop pc's

    however, I do love to work on cars!

    I asked a friend who has replaced a hdd in the old 15inch powerbooks, and he said he would help and do it all, or guide me along the way if i wanted to play around with it..

    so i think im going to order it do it that way.

    now to find my leopard, and ms office discs and begin the backup process. :(
  5. agbot macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    I just installed that exact drive in my 15" Alu PB a couple days ago. I'm comfortable with that sort of thing, but it's really not bad. Just lots of tiny screws. It can be helpful to put each step/group of screws in their own bowl/container to keep track of things.

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