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    upgrade project for 14" ibook g4
    ibookclamman300's Avatar
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    upgrade project for 14" ibook g4
    i just bought an ibook g4 off of ebay. with these specs:

    1.33 ghz cpu
    60 gig hdd
    512 mb of ram
    superdrive
    mobility radeon 9200

    i will be using it for school, photo editing, some very light gaming (warcraft 3 or maybe Wow), and a nice chunk of music (10-14 gigs). I have already found deals on both ram and hdds from around the web. the total would be around $250 for 1 gig of ram and a 120 gig 5400 rpm hdd. I am not worried about installing the ram, what worries me is the hdd. i will be recieving the ibook in a week or so and in a few weeks (maybe a month) following i will start buying the above listed components. If anyone wants to walk me through the steps when the time comes that would be great. if you could also recommend a slip case or a small carring case that would be great, thanks.
    Mac: Macbook C2D 2.0ghz, 120gb hdd, 1gb ram, black
    iPod: iPod nano 2ng gen. 8gb, black

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    upgrade project for 14" ibook g4
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    ifixit.com has a great step by step guide for installing anything in an ibook g4

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    upgrade project for 14" ibook g4
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    I decided not to upgrade the Hdd (decided i didn't need some files). I will be maxing the ram though. Got the ibook last night, so very happy with it.
    Mac: Macbook C2D 2.0ghz, 120gb hdd, 1gb ram, black
    iPod: iPod nano 2ng gen. 8gb, black

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    upgrade project for 14" ibook g4
    ibookclamman300's Avatar
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    Black Macbook, 2.0ghz C2D, 120gb hdd, 1gb RAM
    so i bought a nice icon carrying case, a gigaware optical mouse (so cool), and a 4 port usb hub (also gigaware). Now i need to do some under the hood upgrades (ram basiclly)
    Mac: Macbook C2D 2.0ghz, 120gb hdd, 1gb ram, black
    iPod: iPod nano 2ng gen. 8gb, black

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    upgrade project for 14" ibook g4
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    did you find the info you needed to upgrade your HDD? or were you going to not do that upgrade?

    I was on the M-F honor roll for month : May 2007

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    upgrade project for 14" ibook g4
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    i decided against it unless microsoft makes zunes compadible with Mac OS, i have 14 gigs of music.
    Mac: Macbook C2D 2.0ghz, 120gb hdd, 1gb ram, black
    iPod: iPod nano 2ng gen. 8gb, black

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    upgrade project for 14" ibook g4
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibookclamman300 View Post
    i decided against it unless microsoft makes zunes compadible with Mac OS, i have 14 gigs of music.
    *cough* buy an ipod *cough*


    I was on the M-F honor roll for month : May 2007

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    upgrade project for 14" ibook g4
    ibookclamman300's Avatar
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    Black Macbook, 2.0ghz C2D, 120gb hdd, 1gb RAM
    no thanks, i like my zune. ipod would be the easier choice though.
    Mac: Macbook C2D 2.0ghz, 120gb hdd, 1gb ram, black
    iPod: iPod nano 2ng gen. 8gb, black

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    upgrade project for 14" ibook g4
    ibookclamman300's Avatar
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    Black Macbook, 2.0ghz C2D, 120gb hdd, 1gb RAM
    Ok i upgraded the ram to 1.25gb the other night and next up is to update my OS to either 10.4 or 10.5. I'll keep ya posted
    Mac: Macbook C2D 2.0ghz, 120gb hdd, 1gb ram, black
    iPod: iPod nano 2ng gen. 8gb, black

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