how easy is it to put a new HD in a powerbook?

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  1. wbarc

    wbarc New Member

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    Im pretty clueless on this, but my 60 gig is getting pretty full, so how hard would it be for me to buy an 80 gig hd from newegg and throw it in my g4 pb? What kind of HD should i be looking for?
     
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    offhand not sure how hard it would be but its prolly not worth your while. externals ftw, i have a mbpro with an 80 gig then a 250 gig external i got for 120
     
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    hmm ok
     
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    It's not that tough. I haven't done a PB but i did my iBook in about an hour. Just be very meticulous about every screw. I took a sheet of notepaper and made a map to where all of the screws go. The best part is that you can use your old 60gb as an external drive. Just pick up a hdd enclosure for it. Look around on the net for tutorials. They are out there.

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    :noes: im kind of scared

    do you know what kind of HD to use? will any 7200 rpm laptop HD work?
     
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    damn that looks terrifying :noes: :noes: :noes:
     

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