Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Rawlaw, May 30, 2009.
Depends which model of mac....
What u mean? What kind of processor what? It's an imac G5
Yes, because apple makes multiple models(mac mini, imac, powerbook/ibook/macbook line, powermac, mac pro). That HDD would fit into a imac G5 though as long as its not the education model(the one sold to schools/etc).
How could i tell?
Take the back cover off and see if the hard drive is connected via ata(44pin ribbon cable) or sata(small flat cable).
http://www.tkarena.com/Portals/0/TKArticles/Hard drives technology/_SATPAT image 5.JPG
As long as the connector is sata it should work.
I have no idea how to open it
Well, you would need to know to replace the hard drive so might as well start now
Basically you unscrew the base. Unscrew the screws along the bottom back of the imac, then lift the back forward, being careful of the isight camera if it has one.
I see it give me a minute
HDD's in laptops don't use wiring, they just plug in directly into the pins. Am I right? I haven't opened up any mac notebooks, but that's what I've seen in ordinary ones. Anyway, you just have to slide it out and replace it with the new one. It has to fit, of course, so the HDD has to be 2.5". They aren't huge like the ones you find in ordinary desktops.
In an imac they use standard 3.5" desktop drives, and you have to remove the back panel to get in:
But yeah, it would just be a connector, not the actual cables...
I found the screws and this is a desktop but i cant seem to find a head that would fit it. I have this three hundred different kind of head kit and none seem to fit. And 2.5 inches?
The screws that are on the back/bottom where the speaker grilles are. This may help:
I spent like 200 bucks on this screw set and none seem to fit. Any ideas?
Hmm, Are they tri-wing screws? I havent opened anything apple in awhile so i dont remember what kinda screws the g5's have on the bottom.
They have ones with 6 sides
Hex head screws?
If so youll need an allen wrench set:
Exactly i have that set. It's just that it is alot smaller and dosn't have metal around it sort of like this
Might need to find a smaller one then? Is it exactly like the one in the picture? As that is more like a mini philips head...
Where on newegg can i find those head screwdrivers?
Dont think your gonna find em on newegg,best bet would be something like a home improvement or hardware store..
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