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    Replacing HD on G4 ibook ?
    I was thinking of re-placing the 60gb hard-drive on my girlfriends G4 12" ibook with maybe a 160gb, or at least 120gb, does anyone know of any limitations..ie will it pick up the 160gb drive or most of it.?

    ps.. anyone know of a good place to get like apple t-shirts and stuff ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbiemullen
    I was thinking of re-placing the 60gb hard-drive on my girlfriends G4 12" ibook with maybe a 160gb, or at least 120gb, does anyone know of any limitations..ie will it pick up the 160gb drive or most of it.?

    ps.. anyone know of a good place to get like apple t-shirts and stuff ?
    I've never heard of any limitations in hard drive size for OS X. I wouldn't hesitate to put a 160Gb hard drive in an iBook. I upgraded to an 80Gb about 6 months ago. I've had no trouble. I also upgraded to a 3rd party DVD-RW. If you plan on doing either of those I would recommend performing both upgrades at the same time. Getting the 12" iBook case open is a bear of a job. Here is a link to instructions: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/iBoo...nch/Hard-Drive

    As far as t-shirts, stickers, etc. go to Ebay. They have all kinds of Apple stuff listed on there.

    Good luck.

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    Where did u get the 3rd party DVD-RW, that site is great, they have everything.

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    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42991

    courtesy of Surfwax95 (MF-MotM)

    Post #7 in the thread as I asked a question regarding ibook hdd

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbiemullen
    Where did u get the 3rd party DVD-RW, that site is great, they have everything.

    From MacMall
    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/...pno~635300.asp

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