iBook G4 30GB OEM Drive Owner's Club

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by G4TheWin, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. G4TheWin macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2012
    A ditch somewhere
    This thread is both my attempt to seem cool :)cool:) and to prove California wrong. Basically, if you have an iBook G4 still with a working 30 GB OEM drive, post here! When I got this computer, I promised myself that I wouldn't even try to replace the drive unless my old one failed. Now, this computer's almost 10 years old and running a customized LXDE version of Debian (I have a policy of only running supported OSs on my computers). It doesn't have a name, but its hostname is "vanillaicebook". Plus, I don't know if it's the optical drive or the hard drive, but something on that computer sounds REALLY cool when it's turned on (WHOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW CHINK-A-DINK DIIIIIIINNNK DINKK) that I haven't heard on any other computer. In fact, while the screen's a bit cloudy, and the spacebar's still a bit odd, the hard drive is working perfectly.
  2. jrsx macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2013
    Tacoma, Washington
    That noise is your diskdrive. Every iBook and PowerBook I've ever used makes that noise, being a slot loading drive, and it checks for disks every time you open it.
    I have an iBook G4 with an original 40 GB drive, and another 40 GB drive that I pulled out of a different G4, and both still work!
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Mine just says "Give me more money" whenever I boot. :(
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    My iMac G4 says the same thing too. Hahaha.

    But I've now realized it's most likely because the RAM sticks don't match...
  5. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    My white iBook G4 with its 30GB HD still works perfectly, not used much anymore, just occasionally by the wife who accesses a no longer available data-base of flowers that runs on Win XP which is running on MS virtual PC.
    Which BTW even under emulation on a G4 the app is quite usable.

    This was my very first Apple computer, and I did max out the memory to 1.25GB if my memory serves me.
  6. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    My Digital Audio has a 30GB HDD that's OEM, does that count? :D
  7. Mnowell69 macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2013
    Bedford, UK
    my ibook g3 700 still has the original 30gb drive in there. i even took the original 40gb drive from my g3 800 and stuck it in my tangerine clamshell ibook. (yes i still have the original 3 gb drive too)
  8. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    iBook 2003 with original 40GB woot woot.

    Although my DVI PowerBook has failed and gone, I still have the 30GB OEM IBM TravelStar HDD. Missing a pin, but works fine. Sidenote: does anyone have a DVI PowerBook for sale? I'm feeling sad that I lost mine.
  9. repentix macrumors regular

    May 26, 2013
    My G4 agp still has its two 30 and 60gb OEM drives.

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