putting bigger hd in powerbook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by biohazard6969, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    toronto canada
    is thbere any easy way, or how much would like a 100 gb hard drive for a powerbook G4 12" cost to A) buy b) have installed?
  2. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    doing a quick search reveals that a 100gb laptop hard drive is going to cost at least $200. As for installation, if you are willing to take the risk you could do it yourself. If not you might get an Apple Technician to do it for you. Either way, installing anything inside a 12" PB is really difficult. Just look at the guides at PBFixIt.com.
  3. bpd115 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2003
    The seagate 100 gb drive is 200.00 from Best Buy or 176.00 from newegg.com.

    Installing it in a 12 isn't impossible if you are comfortable doing such a thing.

    The screws are tiny. Just go slow and be careful not to rip any ribbon cables.

    I did this last week with no problems. Typing on my 12" 1.33 w/ 100 gig Seagate right now.

    Heat is the same, power seems to be the same too.
  4. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    what about a 15"? is it as "difficult" as the 12"?
  5. Ti_Poussin macrumors regular


    May 6, 2005

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