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How to replace internal Hard Drive on iMac G5 iSight 1.9GHz

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Hello everyone,

The internal hard drive of my iMac has died (apparently), and is no longer detectable by Disk Utility. It occasionally makes a "click/tick" sound so I know it's still spinning inside. I currently am booted up from an external firewire drive with Tiger (10.4.11) installed.

I have been attempting to locate a service manual that shows how to open the case to my 17" iMac G5 iSight 1.9GHz model. I have found a service manual from the previous generation iMac G5 NON-iSight models, but the bottom access panel and screw locations differ from my iMac.

I have purchased an internal 500GB Seagate 7200.12 replacement drive.

Does anyone know where I can find a manual with pictures showing how to disassemble this particular iMac so I can install the new hard drive?
iMac G5 w/ iSight - 17" 1.9GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 250GB HD, 2.5GB RAM

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