How hard is it to replace an iMac G4's Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TommyLee, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    I have an iMac G4 with a failed HD. I know this because it boots from my external drive. Does anyone know where I can find the Hard drive part # and a take-apart guide?

    thanks :)
     
  2. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    http://xlr8yourmac.com/systems/iMac_g4/imacg4_takeapart.html
    Definitely not a simple or pleasant task.

    Use any off the shelf hard drive with a Parallel ATA plug. Beware, if you have one 2003 and older it may limit hard drive size to 128GB.

    If I were you, I'd buy a good FireWire drive and live off that.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Remember you have to reapply the thermal grease when you reassemble the dome, or your machine will overheat. Best done by an experienced person.
     
  4. TommyLee thread starter macrumors regular

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    i can apply the thermal grease, but that take-apart is lacks illustration.
    anyone know of another?
     

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