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iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz Hard Drive Replacement

Featured Guide

Featured Guide

This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

You can install hard drives up to 9.5mm thick.

Sections

Step 1 Hard Drive  ¶ 

Remove the hard drive brackets from the left and right sides of the hard drive.

Step 1 Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Remove the hard drive brackets from the left and right sides of the hard drive.

Step 2  ¶ 

Remove the two black T8 Torx screws from either side of the hard drive (four screws total).

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the two black T8 Torx screws from either side of the hard drive (four screws total).

Step 3  ¶ 

Disconnect the hard drive connector from the hard drive.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the hard drive connector from the hard drive.

  • This is a bit tricky. Try rocking the connector gently from side to side while applying even pressure. If you bend the pins, do your best to straighten them, using the hard drive cable as a guide.

  • If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an OS X install guide to get you up and running.