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Swapping Drives from PB to PB
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latrapeze
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Nov 29, 2004, 06:24 PM
 
I have a 15" 500mhz TiBook and just purchased a 12" Aluminum PB. I would like to swap the HD from the 15" to the 12" (and vice versa). The 15" has a speed of 7200 and is all set up for my use. My question is this, can I simply swap drives and assume the machines will both boot up and run normally or will this create a problem?
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Nov 29, 2004, 07:19 PM
 
Besides the difficulty of removing the drive in the 12", you have to make sure it is a 9.5 mm drive. Anything taller won't fit. Other than that caveat, you should have no problems.

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Nov 29, 2004, 07:31 PM
 
I had my local Apple service center do the swap for me. I think they charged me $59. I had OSX 10.3 Panther installed on both drives, so it worked flawlessly. Working on the 12" AlBook yourself is supposed to be tricky, and voids the warranty.
     
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Nov 29, 2004, 07:37 PM
 
Is the drive in my PB (15") the right size (9.5)?
     
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Nov 30, 2004, 02:07 AM
 
It's exceedingly unlikely that the TiBook has a drive taller than 9.5mm -- even my old PowerBook G3 came with a 9.5mm drive.

Assuming you're running Mac OS X on the TiBook, and it's current, you should have no trouble. Just make sure that the version of Mac OS X installed on the TiBook's drive (before the swap) is at least as recent as the version the AlBook shipped with.

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