Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 4:19 AM (in response to Griff70)
If you have a bootable backup, you won't need the original OS X disks. Install the new hard drive, boot to your backup, bring up Disk Utility to partition/format the drive, then use CCC to copy the external drive contents to the internal drive.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 6:44 AM (in response to BGreg)
Thanks, Greg. After a long and helpful conversation with Apple Support and your message, I have ordered a new hard drive. Hopefully, I will have the patience to install it myself and use my backup to get back in business!!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 8:01 AM (in response to Griff70)
I've replaced a few PowerBook hard drives. There are good directions on ifixit.com. OWC may have a video on it too. Suggest having a number of cups/bowls available to put all the screws in, with one cup per step (I use yogurt cups). Makes reassembly easier. And watch the hard drive flat cable connections, as it's annoying to button it back up then find the system doesn't recognize the new hard drive.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to BGreg)
Thanks again, Greg. Being prepared will make the job a lot easier!