is it possible?

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  1. nowwired macrumors newbie

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    ok first, apologies is this is not the right place for this question, but i was wondering if i could upgrade my ibook using powerbook parts. my powerbook g4 won't turn on, it is either a broken power connection or fried motherboard...(i think), admittedly, i'm not really that knowledgeable about hardware. somenone has an ibook that they bought in 2005 (approximately) and has no use for it since she deals with windows based laptops. she's not sure she has a combo drive in her ibook. would i be able to

    a) take my 200 gb hd from my powerbook and use that in the ibook?

    b) upgrade the memory from my powerbook into the ibook?

    c) take the combo drive from the powerbook and use that into the ibook

    d) upgrade her os, (i think she still runs the original os when she bought it)

    i'm not too familiar w/ the hardware on the ibook and would like to move on this quickly...i know its prob easier to buy a new macbook but if that was an option for me financially i would've have done it already.

    thanks for everyone's help in advance.
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    A) depends on the connection to the hd
    B) depends on the memory it takes but I doubt it.
    C) probably should use the same connections
    D) yes.
     
  3. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    I agree with the poster above me. If I were you, I'd jump on Wikipedia and see exactly what parts are in the two Macs and see if they are the same. Wikipedia is usually pretty good about having those kind of details. Worst case, you might have to spend some time searching our good friend Google.
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Hard drive should work fine.

    Which model Powerbook? (for RAM)
     
  5. nowwired thread starter macrumors newbie

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    2004 g4 powerbook i believe i had 2 512's in there.
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Looks like it's the same (PC2700), but it's best to know the exact model.

    You can go to Apple Support, and use the serial number to get the specs on each (or, download MacTracker - that's where I usually get my info).
     
  7. nowwired thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nice...i'll check out mactracker...thanks for the tip!
     
  8. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    if you're going to be putting your hd into the ibook then won't your os be on the hd, so no need to upgrade the os (ie part 4).
     

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