PowerPC :: Change Rev A G5 Imac Hard Drive?

Jan 30, 2007

I want to replace the hard drive of a rev A g5 imac and I see that currently it has a sata 1.5gb/s hard drive. Could I get away with getting a 3.0gb/s or is it incompatible? Specifically this one:[URL]

PS- I'm trying to find an enclosure that is firewire but will allow me to hook up the sata drive i take out. Do they really exist? I'm having the most difficult time.

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PowerPC :: Using CUBE... How Do You Change The Hard Drive

Nov 25, 2006

I just recieved the G4 Cube from Flyinace2000, MR member of vast integrity and great packing skills.

I want to try to put a new hard drive in it before I boot it up to see if that will help things.

Where would I find a photo guide for Cubes and switching the HD?

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PowerPC :: Change The Hard Drive - When Turn On The System Nothing Comes On The Screen?

Mar 22, 2009

we changed the hard drive in my friends G3 800 but now when you turn it on nothing comes up on the screen. It will act like it starting up, read the cd a little than sit idle.

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OS X :: How Can I Change A Hard Drive In A Imac G5

Jul 29, 2006

I will probably buy a Imac g5 duo core (not new), but the poblem is that the hard drive is only 160 gb ... I want to put a bigger hard drive in it because i want to install boot camp (os x + windows) on it and have space to work on both (os x and windows).

I have an external hard drive too (160 gb) Is there a way that i can use it to install boot camp on it and run it from the external hard drive ?

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PowerPC :: Hard To Place IMac G4's Hard Drive?

Apr 6, 2008

I have an iMac G4 with a failed HD. I know this because it boots from my external drive. Does anyone know where I can find the Hard drive part # and a take-apart guide?

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IMac :: Why Does My Hard Drive Change Names On My Desktop Randomly

Jun 1, 2009

Have had my imac for about a year and just recently my hard drive changed from "c:" to "+++++". I changed it to read "hard drive" and then a few days later it changed again to "5+". Why is it doing this?

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PowerPC :: Intel IMac Hard Drive And RAM Into G3 IMac?

Jul 14, 2010

My intel 2006 iMac recently died, and I'm wondering if I could one of the 1GB RAM sticks into the a G3 iMac I own. And more importantly: If I could put the hard drive from the intel iMac into the iMac G3.

The intel iMac was made in late 2006 and the iMac G3 was made in 1999, 1998 or 2000.

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PowerPC :: Swap IMac G3 Hard Drive

Jul 4, 2007

just got my first mac (a freebie):

iMac G3 Power PC 233
OSX 10.3.9
Darwin 7.9.0

the first two things i want to do are upgrade memory and hard drive. problem is i have none of the media the software came on. is there a way to transfer all apps (no data yet) to another HDD?

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PowerPC :: Replacing IMac G3 Hard Drive?

Aug 29, 2007

Are there any step by step instructions out there on how to replace an HD in an imac g3 that has pictures for every step?

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Compatibility For G5 IMac

Nov 17, 2007

I'm looking to upgrade my iMac's hardrive and I found an HDD that I'd like to buy; I just want to make sure its compatible with my computer. I have a 17inch imac, and a 1.8 G5 processor (NO built in iSight). The hardrive I'm looking at is a Seagate Barracuda 500GB internal HDD. Here's a link to detailed specks: [URL]The size is right but I'm not sure the computer will accept SERIAL-ATA. It looks like the drive installed now is only ATA, so I wanted to double check and see if this makes a difference. If it does, could someone please recomend a suitable 500GB internal Hardrive.

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PowerPC :: Enclosure Specs For IMac G5 Hard Drive?

Apr 22, 2008

I've got a drive in my iMac G5 that I'd like to put into an external enclosure instead. Would I just need a 3.5" SATA enclosure or should I be looking for something more specific?

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PowerPC :: Accessing A Disabled IMac G5's Hard Drive?

Jul 25, 2008

I have an iMac G5 with a broken graphics card. As a result it won't get past the start up screen when booting. I have a new mac on the way, but I'm wondering what would be the easiest/cheapest way to access my files on the old iMac.

I've read about taking the HD out and using a SATA/USB connector to attach it to the new computer as an external HD. Is that my best option, or is there a way to boot the iMac and just access the HD via the iMac's firewire/usb ports.

I've run the CD diagnostic tests and it says everything is fine, except the graphics card.

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PowerPC :: Biggest Hard Drive To Put In G4 IMac? (Snowball)

Nov 6, 2009

I have a 1.25GHz G4 and I'm going to to upgrade to Tiger and install the max RAM. I just thought that I might want to replace the 80g HD that's in there. What is the biggest drive available for that model? From what little I can find on the internet, it sounds like it's a tricky job.

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PowerPC :: Unable To Share External Hard Drive With Imac And Ibook

Mar 2, 2009

I have a G5 Imac and a G4 ibook. i want to use time machine, and have one external hard drive connect to both. I could get an external with more than one input (ie, usb and firewire)--does that work? Could i use a usb hub to connect the 2 computers to the HD, and set up different partitions?

And what of NAS? i do not want to set up a whole network (we already have one at my office, and i want this to be independent).

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PowerPC :: Best Portable Hard Drive To Xfer Info From Pwrbk G4 To IMac G5 ?

Mar 14, 2010

I have an iMac G5 (version10.5.8) and I'd like to transfer images and stuff from my laptop powerbook G4 (not sure of the version but it uses Tiger) onto the iMac. I was wondering which would be the best choice. I need a decent size as I'm a photography student and I take tons of large sized images. Would also need to possibly transfer programs also.

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Not Working / Logic Board Unable To Communicate With Hard Drive

Sep 9, 2009

My PowerBook G4 (Alum) died. I've had it for 4 years, taken it with me to Alaska and all over the lower 48, and have had nothing but happy experiences. I knew she was gonna go, but I was hoping she'd hold on until I could afford a MacBook. Alas, no. The problem appears to be the ability of the logic board to communicate with the hard drive. I can hear the HD spin, but even with Disk Warrior, I cannot locate it. The Mac Geniuses at my local Apple store confirmed this and gave me a shoulder to cry on. I've run Disk Warrior, Disk Utility, and tried finding it using the target disk mode - no luck.

The problem is that I've got 4 years of teaching materials, 6000 songs, and irreplaceable pictures on the HD, so I can't bring myself to just trash it. It's true that you only fail to back up you stuff once. This is my once. I've heard that with PC hard drives, you can just drop the old HD into a USB HD box and use it as an external HD. I can't afford professional data retrevial, and I want to give this option a try if it'll work with a Mac HD. Any ideas or suggestions?

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Making Weird Noises / Failing Hard Drive Or Something Else?

Nov 22, 2006

My PM G5's Hard Drive has been making wierd noises lately and I'm really beginning to worry that it's failing. How can I be sure?

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PowerPC :: Make Second Hard Drive As New Primary Hard Drive?

Apr 19, 2010

i just installed a new 2nd, (750 gb) hard drive into my g5 because my first 250gb is nearly full. I'm trying to launch logic but the file is way to big. It wont let me install this program from my new, second hard drive because the message i get is that it supposed to launch from the primary or running hard drive. Can anyone tell me how i can make my second hard drive my new primary hard drive? I got the .dmg for my leapord osx. but not the originals anymore. can anybody help me with this. i'm pretty sure it's simple, i just don't know how to do this.

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PowerPC :: Change Ibook Hard Disk

Sep 19, 2008

I am changin my iBook G4s hard drive. I am referring to a well written guide published on [URL]. But I am stuck on a step. For removing the front panel, there is screw hidden under a magnet. Somehow I can not remove that magnet. I have tried using L end keys, screw drivers, nose pliers and even a powerful magnet. This disk would not come out!

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PowerPC :: How To Change Hard Disc Jumper Settings

May 29, 2008

A technician tested my optical drive and found it was set to Master. My readings indicate if the optical drive is to be set to Master , then the Hard disk needs to be set to slave. Changing the optical to slave seems very difficult, so, How do I set the hDD jumpers to slave instead. I presume they exist? I need a link and instructions as to how to perform this on my powerbook G4 1.67ghz.

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OS X :: How To Change Name Of Hard Drive

May 23, 2009

i just upgraded by hard drive and cloned it with super duper.

my hard drive name when in os x, appears as default Macinstosh HD, however when i startup and hold option to select Mac or windows. the name is what i named the cloned image (which is 'mac clone'), was wondering if there's a way to change this? not really a big deal if not, just being OCD.

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OS X :: Change Out Hard Drive

Nov 6, 2009

I was wondering if after replacing my current hard drive with a new 7200rpm hard drive and a clean install of snow leopard in my macbook--would I be able access the old hard drive as a back up to retrieve my data-- putting it in one of those usb cases--and plugging it in as a secondary drive. I used to be able to do this in windows...

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OS X :: Can't Change Hard Drive Icon

Apr 17, 2006

I'm having some trouble changing my hard disk's icon... I can't select it in Get Info to paste in a new icon. It happened randomly after I pasted in one icon, subsequently I couldn't select the icon again...

I have tried repairing permissions and my disk (just via Apple's Disk Utility) and that did absolutely nothing.

I haven't tried changing it over Target Disk Mode and for all I know that might work... but I would kind of like to be able to change my icon without turning off my computer.

I remember in OS 9 you had to make sure File Sharing on the disk was off before you were allowed to modify the icon. I'm aware that that's not how it works in OS X but I tried it for good measure anyway to no avail.

I'm running 10.4.6 on a MacBook Pro 2 GHz. The drive whose icon I'm trying to change is my Startup Disk. I have ~10GB/100GB free on it.

I recently installed the whole Boot Camp deal and (obviously) had to repartition my disk. Afterwards my Mac HD was unaccessible until I ran Disk Utility off my install CD to repair it. Although this icon problem cropped up about a week after the install, I suppose it's possible that it could be related. Interestingly enough, I'm having no problems changing my Windows partition's icon.

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OS X :: How Do I Change The Hard Drive Icon

Nov 26, 2006

I've seen a number of desktops posted in the picture section that have different icons for the hard drive. I have a MacBook Pro, and would like to replace the stock HDD icon with an icon of a MacBook Pro. Where do I find such an icon, and how do I replace it?

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MacBook Pro :: Mbp Hard Drive How To Change

Dec 28, 2008

i just bought a mackbook pro. Joined the cult :. Anyway, is it possible to change the hard drive on it? Or must i send it in to be done ?

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MacBook :: How To Change MB Hard Drive

May 23, 2009

Does anyone have a step-by-step instructions with pics on how to change out my 2.2ghz white MB hard drive?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Change My Hard Drive....

Sep 11, 2009

Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM drive? CHECK!

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MacBook :: Cannot Change Hard Drive

Feb 14, 2010

Replacing a stuck hard drive (flashing ? screen) I could not get the new one to go all the way in. To check the new one was not the problem I tried to slide in the old one which had come out so easily but with the same result-it meets a springy resistance about 1/8" short of all-the-way-in and will go no further.

I do not know how much force is too much to use. Has anyone had the same experience in handling this problem or any suggestion for my next step since all this is new to me?

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OS X :: How To Change Hard Drive Icon

Mar 15, 2010

Whenever I try to do this, I copy the PNG file, paste it in the get info part of the hard drive icon but i just get this on my desktop.

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

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PowerPC :: Is A Drive Change Different From The Other 15" Versions

Apr 28, 2007

I'm looking to swap out my hard drive for a 120GB (from 80GB). I noticed that [URL] doesn't have a guide for the high res model. Is a drive change different from the other 15" versions?

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