Changing both hard drive and optical drive

If will have to change both my hard AND optical drive in my Ibook. My Hard drive is acting out but working while my optcal drive is dead.

Im in doubt about the correct sequence. Can I change both at the same time, or do I need to make the optical drive work first, to be able to boot from the installation disk?

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You can change then both at the same time but if something goes wrong you don't know where to look. As a professional, I only do one thing at a time and then test it. The first thing to switch is the optical drive. If you get it working then you will be able to start up and install a new system on the new drive. Do you have an external adapter or enclosure so you can connect the new drive and transfer your old data?

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Sounds like the logic thing to do for any repair :)

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