3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 11:13 PM by Allan Jones
OBUS105MM Level 1 (0 points)

Now i want to replace the bad drive,contacted mac and they said the computer is obsolete and tehy don't sale replacement pasts for this one, any idea where i may find it?Thanks again

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)



    The best place to obtain one would be eBay. Just make sure you get the correct drive for your model.

    Depending on which country you live, there are some parts companies in the US/UK that I know of which supply refurbished drives for PowerBooks. They wont be as cheap in some instances as eBay, but guaranteed to be work at least.


    If you need instructions on fitting a drive to your PowerBook, try going to ifixit.com  or web search ifixit powerbook G4


    Best of luck

  • OBUS105MM Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the info, that works out.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 (33,695 points)

    Before replaceing the drive, try a drive cleaning disk, the type with tiny brushes. A friend's MacBook Pro had the same issues with his Superdrive and an Apple tech pronounced the drive dead. I loaned him my cleaing disk and the drive now works fine. It was simply dirty.


    Cleaning disks--US$5-15. New drives--much more.