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iBook - upgrade project for 14" ibook g4


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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.

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ifixit.com has a great step by step guide for installing anything in an 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.

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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)

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did you find the info you needed to upgrade your HDD? or were you going to not do that upgrade?


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i decided against it unless microsoft makes zunes compadible with Mac OS, i have 14 gigs of music.

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i decided against it unless microsoft makes zunes compadible with Mac OS, i have 14 gigs of music.
*cough* buy an ipod *cough*



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no thanks, i like my zune. ipod would be the easier choice though.

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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

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