Extracting HDD From iBook G4Sep 13 2006, 16:32 permalink
My iBook G4 died in April (the motherboard was affected) and was lying around for quite some time, while I was procrastinating the messy procedure of extracting hard drive. I didn't need any data from that drive, since all I work with is checked into my Subversion repository. However, 7Gb of music is something worth dealing with!
I have asked a repair shop for an estimate for the operation and the quote was $95. So I decided to do that myself, although several Mac-related websites classified the procedure as "highly complex".
The resource I used was this one and although initially I was a bit scared of 57 total steps to do, this turned out not too hard. Of course the fact that I was not about to use the notebook afterwards made my life easier. It's worth noting that Apple is quite creative in the diversity of screw types, so I had to borrow a tool set from my friend.
So, the total time that it took me was 1 hour and 10 minutes which is not too bad. Now I can listen to my music again and also have a nice 30Gb backup drive!