iBook Hard Drive

mikefromokc

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 22, 2006
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Greetings,

I was brave enough to try to replace my hard drive on my ibook g4 since it was no longer working. Well I was able to open everything up just fine but when I got to the hard drive I broke the orangish cable that is attached to the front of the hard drive. Now I am trying to reinstall the OS and the ibook can now longer see the hard drive. I can put the hard drive in my external drive case and read/see it on my other mahcines but not on the ibook. The piece I broke, can I get it replaced or repaired and also what does it do?

Thanks,

Mike
 

mikefromokc

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 22, 2006
10
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I have formatted it on my other mac but it is not recognized.
I have been to ifixit.com but I am not sure of what I should call it so I can look for the part.
 

dornoforpyros

macrumors 68040
Oct 19, 2004
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Calgary, AB
mikefromokc said:
I have formatted it on my other mac but it is not recognized.
I have been to ifixit.com but I am not sure of what I should call it so I can look for the part.
*sigh*, so I guess just looking up your iBook size/speed and going with all is a little challenging?

I hate to say it but it sounds like you don't really know what your doing and perhaps shouldn't be trying to install your own HD.
 

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