View Full Version : Replace iMac internal HD?

09-12-2007, 04:11 AM
Getting ready to replace the internal HD in my 17" iMac from a 160 to a 500...
found some tear down guides and looks like it should be fairly straight forward, but was curious if anyone here has done it?

09-12-2007, 05:45 AM
Shoot Vapor a pm and ask him. I know he's worked on a lot of Mac's.

09-12-2007, 12:13 PM
It should be fine, but watch the heat. My 120 gets nice and toasty.

09-12-2007, 05:39 PM
i just replaced the drive, but now its not seeing the new drive... :( From the OSX reinstall cd's...


I launched the disk utilty from the setup cd and it sees it there, trying to format now... and see how that goes... :)

09-14-2007, 03:24 AM
that was a very easy upgrade! :)

[XC] mysticmerlin
09-15-2007, 06:46 AM
So it worked out ok and all is fine?

09-15-2007, 07:18 AM
which iMac was it? A G5 is much easier to do compared to an Intel-based one.

09-16-2007, 02:20 PM
Yeah I had to format it with Disk Utility when I installed a new one in my MacBook. The restore CDs would not see the drive until it had a partition on the drive.