How to upgrade ibooks ?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by SeRgIo_42, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. SeRgIo_42 macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2004

    I am tempted to get one ibook but its HD is
    not that big (the model I am interested has
    only 30Gig).

    Does anyone know whether is possible or not to
    upgrade the HD ?

    Thxs !
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    if you are ordering from apple, you can BTO. (built to order, at, you can customize several aspects of the laptop you order.) BTO is fairly rare for non-apple Mac vendors. this will keep the warranty intact, but will make the iBook un-returnable, even paying the re-stocking fee.

    if you are getting an older iBook that's out of warranty, then you can replace the HD yourself. you will, of course, risk breaking the machine but there are sites on the web that shows how you can do it.
  3. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    I don't think this voids the warranty. But they don't say whether they are their 5400 RPM drives, the only way it could be considered worth it if you still haven't bought your iBook.
  4. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    If you are getting a new iBook then do the custom order for a larger HD. If you have an older iBook I would recommend that you have a local Apple certified repair person do the upgrade. They will have had experience replacing HDs, and some places may offer a warranty on the installation. Do it through someone who has experience.
  5. SeRgIo_42 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2004
    Thanks a lot ! :cool:

    I felt that DIY scheme would not work but I was not sure.


    PS. I just think it's ridiculous to have more space on my ipod
    than in the ibook... :confused:
  6. powerbookmedic macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2003
    Huntsville, AL
    On the white iBooks, you can upgrade your hard drive, ram, and CD Drive to a combo drive. It isn't simple to get into the units, but for simple upgrades like those noted above, it isn't difficult either.

    We sell these parts at our online store,


    Powerbook Parts, Repairs, Upgrades, & More

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