iBook Down!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by webby01, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. webby01 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2008
    Anyone out there who knows where got reasonable priced repair man who can repair iBook?

    My iBook is down due to faulty harddisk. Just need replacement i reckon. I need to get a new harddisk but how? where? from whom?

    I approach the mac centre at wheelock place, they say give service centre. They say charge about $300, and this has not even included the harddisk price!

    Please reply, macusers!.

  2. msjones macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2007
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    Buy the hard disk from amazon and do it yourself! You can get a 80GB drive from amazon for about £45, maybe less! heres the howto:


    I know its for the dual usb, but al the ibooks were basicaly the same! All you need it time an patience, the only hard part is parting the top and bottem shell casing.

    Good luck!
  3. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
    guides can also be found at ifixit.com :) I've had great luck with them.
  4. benlangdon macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2008
    as stated do it yourself.

    have not done it on an ibook but had it done by someone and it was a stupid mistake, luckily i got a deal for 100 bucks out the door with 80 gb hdd, which i almost am certain you will never get.

    plus, you prob do not have apple care so need to worry about the warranty.


    its pretty long, but as long as you have a large workspace that is clean and organized, it can be done.
    plan on not setting a time limit, as you do not want to rush this,
    take it slow and steady, if something is not opening or coming apart, do not yank, breath or take a break and come back.
  5. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    Of all the Macs I've taken apart before, I consider the iBooks to be the most difficult. If you are going to embark on doing the repair yourself, make sure you keep track of exactly where all the screws go. There are lots of them. Also, when initially prying the edge loose, an old credit card can be very handy. Good luck.
  6. NIPRING macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2008
    Waukesha WI
    I print out the entire ifixit guide and then i tape each set of screws to the picture it corresponds with. Be patient, i've pulled apart a bunch of ibooks in the last few weeks, patients is the key. Also, if you dont have a apple black stick (spudger is what is referred to sometimes) use a guitar pick.

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