hdd swap between ibook w10.4 to a ibook w 0.5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Mandomex, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Mandomex macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2010
    Hi all, Ive seen post people asking w imac or powermac.
    But I have a 800mhz g4 12in ibook w an 250G HDD running 10.5, i recently recived a 14in G4 Ibook 1.42ghz w a 60 G hdd w 10.4.

    Question is can I swap them out so the 14in has the larger hdd w 10.5 installed and the smaller has the 60G w 10.4 with out having to format or reinstall osx.
    Will the machines recognize the hdd's w osx and not create harware conflicts.

    Thanks, just trying to keep the nicer g4 running a bit longer on the cheap.
  2. MAC MAN JW macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2011
    Yes, that will work i did the same thing i put a emac HD in a Powermac g3 (B&W) and it booted just fine. it sell work fine especially being the HD was in another ibook. just put in your HD and turn your ibook on :) it does not matter what Version of OS X it has as long as it is 10.5.8 or below being your ibook is ppc :)

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