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internalising the problem - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
internalising the problem
 I just replaced my  iMac's (glass fronted, 2008) internal hard disk. One thing about Macs, for sure, is that they are not designed for users to fiddle around inside them. And I have not got the most delicate of fingers for anything other than playing the guitar -and sometimes not even that, if I don't do my homework.

In any case, it only took one hour and a half -(including Valium breaks, no, not really) to turn the insignificant*  250GB drive into a spacious (for now) 2TB one. And there weren't too many extra screws when I put it all together again.

* Insignificant? My first hard disk cost me several hundred quid and was a massive 20 MB -megabytes, not gigabytes. And I was never going to fill it up.

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digitaljunky From: digitaljunky Date: September 30th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good to know it can be done. My Imac is in need of an upgrade, and as my applecare is fast running out I'll probably crack the case and have a go myself.

For reference, my first HDD was a massive 15mb. Fitted it into my Amiga 1200. And no, I never filled that either... :)
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: October 1st, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It certainly is possible. You do need phillips and torx screwdrivers and much patience. Seems like I didn't connect the microphone cable properly and so will have to open mine again at some point to fix that but, otherwise, ok -when you take the frame off, there's about eleventy screws of different lengths on it, so a good trick that I saw somewhere to keep track of them is to tape them (or pin them) on to an A4 piece of paper on the location they would go on the computer. Also there are two identical cables to unplug coming out of the back of the screen, it is a good idea to mark one of the plugs they go into with a bit of tape or something so you know which goes where...
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