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8191 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2009 7:35 AM by Yul Rarse
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2009 8:44 AM (in response to Bluestreak)Ticking is a death rattle for drives and below are some helpful sites with pix.
The reason Apple don't publish pix of the insides of the iSight is that they say that there are no user serviceable parts.iMac Al 20" 2.4 Ghz, 3 GB RAM, 12" G4 PB, 15"iMac G4, Cube, 3G iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 15"iMac G3 DVD, OWC 500GB QuadHD, LaCie 500GB quad
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2009 9:36 AM (in response to MGW)Hello Miriam,
Thanks for the helpful links!
The YouTube videos were incredibly useful, I'm still debating whether to do it myself, or take it to the Apple Store or MacAuthority to have the hard drive replaced.
I've replaced parts in my previous Macs, but never had one so (seemingly) difficult to take apart as this one.
Thanks again for the quick response, hopefully my Mac will once again be a happy Mac very soon!
BluestreakiMac G5 w/ iSight, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 250GB HD, 2.5GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2009 9:44 AM (in response to Bluestreak)You're welcome, and if you have the slightest hesitation about doing this, don't! There's just too much you can mess up, the cables are delicate and it's not worth the hassle!
But do post back with the ultimate outcome.iMac Al 20" 2.4 Ghz, 3 GB RAM, 12" G4 PB, 15"iMac G4, Cube, 3G iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 15"iMac G3 DVD, OWC 500GB QuadHD, LaCie 500GB quad
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2009 11:03 PM (in response to Bluestreak)Hello this site is very thorough (but in french...)
CraigOry, this site (unfortunately in french) is very thorough about the procedures:
Good luckImac G5 17inch Isight, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Faulty display... Repaired out of warranty by Apple
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2009 8:18 AM (in response to tintinlad)Hi there,
Here is an excellent step by step guidline to replace the internal hard Drive in an IMAC G5 1.9GHZ and later. This one is the later model, but it's almost identical in the way it comes apart. I was hesitant to do it myself, but it turned out great. The guy is very helpful too.
Hope this helps anyone else looking to do this themselves. In my case, i had nothing to lose since I had replaced the IMAC with a newer one. I simply wanted to use it as another networked computer.
http://jasontomczak.com/2007/11/23/4/comment-page-2/#comment-604IMAC G5 1.9 GHZ ISight, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 512 RAM with 2 GIG Expansion
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2009 7:35 AM (in response to tintinlad)My ex roommate had the ISight version and wanted to swap out the 160GB to Hitachi 1TB.
I used Google language to convert to English lol
I followed the instructions to the tee and the 1TB booted up no problem.
There is a few things I should mention which should help;
Use an old credit card, its sturdier then a giftcard
When unscrew the LCD, slowly lift to the right hand side and asked someone to hold it for you
One more thing; I ran into a problem installing leopard and it came up with a "Yellow exclamation".
To get around this is to install the original disc (Tiger)then leopard
Hope this helpsMAC Pro 3.0MHZ 14 GIG Ram 3.5TB , MBP 2.33 3gig 160gigHD, AD & DA 16X, Avalon 737VP, ISA 428, MX 400, Liquid Mix, Powercore FW, Duende