Introduction

Removing the hard drive of the Power Mac G4 Quicksilver for replacement.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • The handle to open your computer is located on top of the right side panel.

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  • Grab the circular handle and pull outward.

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  • Your computer is now open and ready for repair.

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  • The hard drive is located in the rear right corner of the case.

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  • Unplug the IDE ribbon cable. This is the wide flat grey cable.

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  • Remove the screw holding down the hard drive enclosure.

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Image 1/1: Be carful not to pull the attached cable.
  • Lift the hard drive enclosure straight up and out.

  • Be carful not to pull the attached cable.

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Image 1/1: This cable may be hard to remove. Grab the connector on either side as pictured and wiggle it back and forth to remove it.
  • Disconnect the MOLEX connector.

  • This cable may be hard to remove. Grab the connector on either side as pictured and wiggle it back and forth to remove it.

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  • Remove the four screws holding the hard drive to the enclosure.

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  • Your hard drive is now free from the enclosure and is ready to be replaced.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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