Replacing the hard drive on a iBook g4 12" 30gb laptop

Is there any thing i have to do to the hard drive after replacing the old one whether the newly installed hard drive is new or used? thanks if you can help!!!!

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Sorry if i caused some confusion by not sticking to one question.

i have not installed another hard drive yet! i just wanted to know ahead of time what i was supposed to do if and when i decide to install another hard drive. my laptop ibook g4 has a light blue screen after i power on and the gear wheel just spins and spins and the hard drive makes a loud humming noise and never boots up so it seems as though

the hard drive might need to be replaced. thank you!!!

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Boot from your system installation disk. "C" key. Go to the second screen pull down menu to Disk Utilities and format the drive, then install a system.

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Use Disk Utilities and format it.

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Her's a guide how to do it.

But Mayer is right - search this site and you won't have to ask at all.

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