Why remove the back panel for HD swap?
Sorry if this has been asked before but I could not find the relevant post.
My plan is to swap the HD from my old iBook G4 (1.2) that has died with the one in a newer one (1.33) I just got of Craigslist.
I have done the operation before during an upgrade and have already removed the old drive using the awesome guide but now I am wondering why the back panel needs to be removed.
The way I see it I should be able to get to the HD from the top alone. Only the two small screws inside the battery compartment come from below.
Or am I missing a crucial step?
Why does the AC connector need to be removed, for example?
Is this a good question?