Introduction

You can install hard drives up to 12.5mm thick.

  • Turn the G4 over.

  • Remove the eight Phillips screws from the lower case.

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Using your thumbs, slide the lower case away from you.
  • Using your thumbs, slide the lower case away from you.

  • The lower case may stick in the front on a tab just above the center of the DVD drive. Be careful as you work the case off, or you may break the thin strip of plastic just above the drive.

  • Lift the lower case off.

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  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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  • Disconnect the hard drive ribbon from the logic board using a spudger or the tip of your finger.

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  • To free the hard drive, remove the two T8 Torx screws from the right wall of the battery housing.

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  • Remove the hard drive by gently grasping the orange ribbon cable and lifting the left edge up and out of the computer.

  • There are four rubber bumpers that fit over the hard drive screws. Ensure that these bumpers come out when you remove the hard drive.

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  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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  • Remove the two black plastic bumpers and two T8 Torx screws from the side of the hard drive.

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  • Grasp the orange ribbon cable and disconnect it from the hard drive. If the connector is tight, gently rock it from side to side.

  • Be sure to pull evenly on both sides as uneven force may damage the hard drive pins and render your data inaccessible.

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

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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