New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

iMac - imac g4 hard drive replacement issue


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
johnwd5

 
Member Since: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 198
johnwd5 is on a distinguished road

johnwd5 is offline
Hello all. I just bought a g4 imac for a cheap enough deal to go for it (wife likes the shape); specs are 700mhz/256mb ram.

Anyway, it had no hd and I have a spare 40gb here. I've opened the base and even though I was careful the slim cable that seems to go into an IDE has come away.

Obviously this is bad - is it repairable ? It seems to me that the cable going into the ide seems to prevent the opposite connector (looks like a solid "ide plastic piece" conecting flush in order to close.

I installed the 40gb but as is typical with me I have a machine in semi-repair state.

Can anyone advise ? I can't find too much in the way of this issue.

Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
louishen

 
louishen's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
Location: London
Posts: 8,945
louishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver

louishen is offline
Are any if the pins bent on the disk's IDE interface

Do you mean the ribbon cable is not staying in when you connect it up to the hard disk?

Member of the Month September 2008 & August 2012 | Found advice useful? use the rep system
QUOTE Thanks
johnwd5

 
Member Since: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 198
johnwd5 is on a distinguished road

johnwd5 is offline
It's not the ribbon cable IDE. There's a similar, slightly smaller black port, next to it, IDE shaped, it might be for the fan, I'm unsure, but it's on the edge of the logic board, and a thin black cable that runs down and connects to another cable which is joined to this IDE....anyway the cable that is joined to the "IDE" has come away from it, it's still connected to the other slim cable.

I'm unsure how to translate, sorry !


http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4245/img5002j.jpg

The link above will show, albeit quite blurry, that RED 1 and RED 2 connect and RED 3 is a thin cable that attaches inside RED 2 on the board. It looks like an IDE shaped port.

Any help is appreciated !
QUOTE Thanks
johnwd5

 
Member Since: Jun 19, 2008
Posts: 198
johnwd5 is on a distinguished road

johnwd5 is offline
Took it to an expert friend who pointed out the seller had pinched the airport cable and it had snapped off in more than one place so it's usb or nothing for me now !
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Power supply for a G5 monitor | Love switching »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
MacBook hard drive replacement HELP itsjames Apple Notebooks 2 08-06-2008 10:34 PM
Hard drive issue (keys out of order) PRSF Apple Desktops 2 07-11-2008 02:49 PM
Hard drive replacement question tandaina Apple Notebooks 13 11-16-2007 05:00 AM
Creating backups and bootable images... 2kx2 Switcher Hangout 4 05-26-2007 08:53 PM
prepping imac hard drive in a powermac sonicj Other Hardware and Peripherals 5 10-17-2004 10:43 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?