Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

The handle to open your computer is located on top of the right side panel.
  • 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. Grab the circular handle and pull outward.
  • Grab the circular handle and pull outward.

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Your computer is now open and ready for repair.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Remove the screw holding down the hard drive enclosure.
  • Remove the screw holding down the hard drive enclosure.

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Lift the hard drive enclosure straight up and out.
  • Lift the hard drive enclosure straight up and out.

  • Be carful not to pull the attached cable.

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Disconnect the MOLEX connector.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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