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    monkeyboy
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    Just wondering, but can you upgrade the hardrive on an iBook? I have a 20gig right now but can I replace it with a 40 or even 60 gig?

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    I would assume this is possible, and I think I have acutally seen a place with instructions to do such a thing. I will take a look and try to find it. Shouldn't be an issue as long as they didn't hide the drive way deep inside.... I will search for the site I am talking about....
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    hotlead
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    I assume iBooks use the same HDs as powerbooks, which are upgradeable.

    My PowerBook's manual contains instructions on replacing your hard drive, whereas the iBook's manual doesn't.

    The big question is whether you want to void the warranty and do it yourself

    I think a #8 Torx screwdriver is all you need. And the new hard drive....

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    to to apples site and click on support.... there should be some doc in there explaining how to do it.... I had to open up an imac, and thats where I found info about how to do it.

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    I'm pretty sure there are instructions in this month's MacWorld. Or they may be for upgrading a PowerBook.

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    arios
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyboy
    Just wondering, but can you upgrade the hardrive on an iBook? I have a 20gig right now but can I replace it with a 40 or even 60 gig?

    Did you find a way... I need to do it also. and inaddition copy the entire old drive to the new drive.

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    I believe you can replace the internal disk drive on the iBook. pbparts does the replace disk drives. You may find better prices else where. I have not found the directions on how to replace the drive as of yet.
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    Thumbs up Found the answer; but are you brave enough
    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyboy
    Just wondering, but can you upgrade the hardrive on an iBook? I have a 20gig right now but can I replace it with a 40 or even 60 gig?
    Check out this link http://uk.geocities.com/ibookupgrade; it gives step by step instructions on how to replace the hard drive. I myself just purchased a 40 gig to upgrade from my 10, but WOW, this is intense. Will check back to let you know how I made out!!! :eek:

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    Please do.. I am quite curious as to how it went

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    Yeah, there is supposed to be like 40+ screws you need get involved with in order to do what you are talking about.

    Also, that link is bad. Do you have another one?
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    arios
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    Link is bad
    Quote Originally Posted by grich
    Check out this link http://uk.geocities.com/ibookupgrade; it gives step by step instructions on how to replace the hard drive. I myself just purchased a 40 gig to upgrade from my 10, but WOW, this is intense. Will check back to let you know how I made out!!! :eek:

    Link is bad.. can you correct. Thanks

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    i just took a look at the link all you need to do is erase the semicolon at the end for it to work. hopefully the author will edit it but until then your just gonna have to erase the semicolon for it to work

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    arios
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    http://caslis.com/mac/ibook/ibdrive.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Emrys
    Yeah, there is supposed to be like 40+ screws you need get involved with in order to do what you are talking about.

    Also, that link is bad. Do you have another one?
    try this

    http://caslis.com/mac/ibook/ibdrive.html

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    MACDRIVE
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    Go to ifixit.com and click on 'guides' at the top left. They have excellent instructions with high resolution pictures.

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    yeh ifix it is amazing, I put a dvd drive in my ibook 600 12 inch, the directions are dummy proof, and the hdd is right next to the cd/dvd drive, it should be easy to do, just make sure you have little boxes labeled so you know what screws go where, as usual when i take somthing apart i am left with little reminders, about 10 screws that apparantly apple put in for good measure LOL who needs those screws, when my ibook falls in half at least ill know why

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