iBook G4 30GB OEM Drive Owner's Club

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

  1. G4TheWin macrumors member

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    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

    jrsx

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    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

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    Mine just says "Give me more money" whenever I boot. :(
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    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 68030

    jbarley

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    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

    gavinstubbs09

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    My Digital Audio has a 30GB HDD that's OEM, does that count? :D
     
  7. Mnowell69 macrumors regular

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    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

    128keaton

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    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

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    My G4 agp still has its two 30 and 60gb OEM drives.
     

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