Powerbook g4 hard drive swap... question...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sackett19, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. sackett19 macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2010
    I have a question of (loaded) hard drive compatibility between systems. Here is what I'm trying to do.

    I just bought a 15" powerbook g4 with an 80gb HD and I'm upgrading it to 320gb. I ALSO have a 12" powerbook g4 with a crashed hard drive. Am I able to simply put the 80gb 15" HD into the 12" and have the system run? or is the OS loaded according to the computer's specifications?

    In other words, will I have to reinstall the system once the old hard drive is put in the 12" PB?

  2. sackett19 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2010
    more info

    The hard drive will be taken out of a 15" PB g4 1.67GHz and put into a 12" PB g4 887mHz.

    and the OS on the drive is 10.5.8

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