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    hoov
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    Question G4-MDD & Bondi iMac HD help?
    My old bondi iMac's power supply "died" about a year ago, so I'm afraid it's just "lying around" doing nothing. It's got an 80gb harddisk, (which I fitted myself) what I'm wondering is, can I put this in my PowerMac G4-MDD so that I have two harddisks, the 60gb, that it's got already, and the 80 for music, photos etc.??
    Can somebody give me a step by step guide as to how to do it, (Harddisk fitting for dummies!) I'm not a novice with reagrds to my Mac, but I DON'T want to do anything wrong!
    The 80gb in the iMac, isn't reformatted, that is when the machine died it was complete with OS, files etc. What happens when my G4 all of a sudden has two harddisks, will it still start-up on the correct 60gb where 10.3.5 is? It's not that there's anything worth saving on the 80gb, as amazingly enough, the day before it died I took a backup of just about everything!!!!!!
    I'm sorry I know this is a lot of questions at once, but I hope there's someone that can help me.

    Regards
    HOOV

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    Badger
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    You should be able to add the iMac drive to the MDD as a second drive with little problem. The hardware issues are getting the drive out of the iMac and into the tower. Since you installed the iMac drive you're familiar with that procedure. To get info for access and HD install for the MDD go to: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=26259 to get a pdf guide. There is also a link in the pdf file for a quicktime instruction video for this install.
    The startup system is set in system preferences so it will keep your current setting unless you change it. Once the second disk is installed you can format it and free up the disk space.

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    Compared to remove the HD of the iMac, putting it in the MDD is a piece of cake...
    So as you're obviously not too afraid with the screwdriver, this shouldn't be an issue...
    The printed manual that comes with the MDD has instructions on how to install additional hardware inside (HD, optical drive, PCI, AGP cards, and the Airport card). Just checked my manual...

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    hoov
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    Wink Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon
    Compared to remove the HD of the iMac, putting it in the MDD is a piece of cake...
    So as you're obviously not too afraid with the screwdriver, this shouldn't be an issue...
    The printed manual that comes with the MDD has instructions on how to install additional hardware inside (HD, optical drive, PCI, AGP cards, and the Airport card). Just checked my manual...
    Hey Avalon & Badger!
    Good Lord are you supposed to read the printed manual??!!! No, sorry, joking aside! Thanx both very much, it looks like an easy job, (especially when you take the time dig out the manual from the bottom drawer!!!!!!!) I'll write again, when I've managed to get my Mac up and running again, (my wife just said "if"!!!!!!)

    Regards
    HOOV

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    Good luck...

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