New to Mac, have some Q's

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rhb1899, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. rhb1899 macrumors member


    Oct 4, 2005

    I purchased a 14" IBook G4 a couple of months before they were upgraded and I love it very much, even though the new IBook comes with a little more. But, as I'm still new to Macs, I have a few questions about my IBook.
    1. can you upgrade the hard drive if, down the road, you need more space?
    2. can you get the SMS installed on your computer if it didn't come with one?

    thank you for your help.
  2. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    1) Yes and it's not as hard as you'd think.
    2) Is SMS built into the hard drive or the MoBoard? hmm..not sure.
  3. rhb1899 thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 4, 2005
    Thanks for replying! I'm glad to hear that I can indeed upgrade the HD...
    As to the SMS, I have no clue...guess I'll have to ask someone at the apple store...
    But I appreciate your help
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    SMS is an integrated feature of the main logic board...
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    I'm absolutely sure the newest iBooks already have the sudden motion sensor thing.

    The sudden motion sensor on the 15" PB is on the motherboard, not in the HD, accd' to google, so it may also be in the Mobo in the iBook. :)

    Enjoy your iBook (and eventually larger HD! :D)
  6. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    Yes, the new iBooks have the SMS sensor in them. Its attached to the logicboard as a feature of the iBook so it doesn't depend on a special notebook hard drive.
  7. rhb1899 thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 4, 2005

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