Pulled my G4 iBook apart :eek:

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by skolen, May 7, 2007.

  1. skolen

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    I got this little 800mhz trooper for free from my soon-to-be-ex brother-in-law last year. It was stuck at a command prompt with a message I no longer remember. A target boot showed the contents were intact, but the drive was failing so I ran a repair and did a fresh install of 10.4.1 (forced through a target-boot off my G5).

    It's run fine since, albeit a little sluggish due to the drive. But I finally found a decent deal on an 80Gb 5400rpm one on eBay for $40 and it should be here Tuesday/Wednesday. It was very easy to pop open the case and wasn't near as many screws as people say (I counted ~20).

    Now the hard part is remembering how to put it back together. :o
     
  2. Euclid

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    Did you get one of those repair guides online? You can get a PDF that shows how all of the little parts go together, it's like a reference manual for repair techs. Never used one myself though, good luck
     
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    canIscream Dog Crew is Best Crew

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    putting my 12" G3 iBook back together was quite the challenge. i was very careful and still had a couple parts left over. still worked. oh well. let me know how the install goes. i've thought of upgrading my HDD in my G4 a couple times.
     
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    It looks like more trouble than it's worth...I think I'd rather just pay someone to do it for me :o :(
     
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    gotta love the extra screws you have when your done reassembling it
     
  7. skolen

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    From looking at what I had to do I feel removing the bottom panel was completely unnecessary and a waste of time. I don't see how it connected to anything I had to remove on the top.
     
  8. skolen

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    Up and running. Drive came today and installed it w/no problems. And I can proudly say there are only 2 screws left, and I know where they go but was to far into it to pull it apart to use them in the correct places.
     
  9. jackback52

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    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/iBook-G4-12-Inch/83

    just work it backwards
     

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