Guides I've Contributed To
Quote from Archhawk:
Getting the top case off, especially right above the optical drive slot was a @#$%^. !^$%. Was finally able to work it loose by twisting in the budger. Be careful.
I agree! It was really very difficult just ROCKING the front panel. NOT done! Do not pry it from the front of the unit, as the soft metal edge gets scratched! I turned the unit upside down and slowly pried the keyboard apart left-to-right from INSIDE the Battery Bay, slipping a plastic pen to keep it apart. When I finally looked at what was holding it down, it was these 5 grey&black plastic SNAP slots, and 4 of them were behind the DVD slot.
Quote from Barbara:
Thanks, I managed to put a new 320 GB drive in. Next I partitioned the drive for MAC OS 10.4 and Windows with Disk Utility. Selected Volume Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for Mac OS 10.4 and MS-DOS File System for Windows. Next I restored Mac OS 10.4 with Carbon Copy from the old 100 GB drive, BUT how to restore Windows?@#$%^&* Carbon Copy doesn't do that.....??
My new SATA 500GB Hitachi was Initialised and Partitoned with Disk Utility when inside an external USB box ($20.00), and then all the contents of the 80GB was CCC'd over. When the new drive was switched over and tested before reassembly, everything came up identical to the original HD. (but I don't use Windows)! Kudos to CCC, and this site for clear instructions! Thanks, Guys/Gals.
I agree with Urdus... less one step if you're careful enough...
I didn't have a budger/spudger, so I cut the brush side off a used plastic toothbrush and used the handle after sharpening the cutoff end into a wedge... works great!