Martin Magana: @ronlebaron Well that's a new one! I would make sure that all holes
receiving screws are completely clear. Sometime a wire will partially block
it, and still let the screw enter, but destroy the wire at the same time.
Also, make sure the monitor cable it WELL ATTACHED and secured with tape to
the back of the monitor. Check the hard drive thermometer. Try attaching it
with the computer running, notice at what point the computer goes out.
Reply and we'll try to help more. Hope that helps a little.
Ronnie LeBaron: Hey man, thanks for all your help. Got the case issue figured out. There
was an obscure little wire that was being pinched at the botto
zcout86: Thanks for the video! it really made the change easy when my original drive
went dead! also got the caviar black, great disc! Big Thanks
Martin Magaña: definitely put in the hitcahi. tell me how it runs, I was kinda thinkin'
i'd like a hitachi in my mac better.
Ano De Roadbres: @tijnieken Where did you get that done? My Drive is probably about to die
any day now and i need to replace it asap.
Rick Longhi: Excellent video / Manual. Good job presenting exactly what must be done.
isaac flores: OK seeing your how to makes me want to do this upgrade myself. I have an
iMac 24" 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with a 698.64 GB OEM hard drive. I want
to upgrade it to a 2 terabyte hard drive. What is the most reliable hard
drive to replace it with in your opinion?
Gary Beltz: Why do iMac's need 2 fans?
Martin Magaña: there lots of tricks on the internet to eject the cd, like restarting the
computer and holding down the mouse button, or boot with the option key,
then select the cd and click eject. look it up on google. if nothing works,
you have to open the computer an take it out of the drive yourself. I was
thinking about doing a tutorial for that, but haven't had enough requests.
Check back later in the week, maybe I'll make one, and check my blog, there
are lots of useful pics there (address in descrip).
FAKEBC: This is ridiculous. They could not design the iMac to have an easily
accessible HDD like they did with the RAM? Labor costs will be insane to
RamiroR: @Gb755c Because they heat up?
ralteredstates: Will a SSD work in the iMac 7,1?
Martin Magaña: @GiantMetallicHobo 1) Yes, it's scotch tape. You don't have to go out and
buy tape, but use the best, most heat resistant tape you have so the glue
doesn't melt off and make the cable all gummy. 2) No adhesive, just a plain
suction cup with a little hook on the back to pull (like you would use to
hang something in your shower or a window), use the link at the beginning
of the video to see my blog, it has a link to a similar suction cup.
Suction a corner so u don't have to fight the magnets.
Daniel Janca: @ralteredstates Of course. Usually SSDs are 2.5 sizes, so you'll need an
something like an extra bracket or enclosure so that it would fit firmly.
Other World Computing has a nice solution, google it.
Max Bu'tt: any hard drive can run linux or any other OS's on them and also partitions.
Martin Magaña: yea, just make sure it's the same size as a regular hd or it won't fit in
the brackets. you can probably find a harness or something to make it the
Martin Magaña: @tijnieken what's more valuable to you, time or your money? You could have
bought a 2 TB HD for 150 euros and a 500gb external HD for 100 euros, maybe
less, and installed them yourself. But then you would have to research how
to install a HD, find a HD, wait for it to arrive, backup your system (if
possible), install HD, replace files. So if you have no time, you made the
right choice. If you're a student or something, maybe try it on your own
Андрей Кошкин: Ebanutsya!!
Martin Magaña: yuuuuuuuuup! :3
Ronnie LeBaron: m of the computer, down by the cooling fan, which, when the case went in
all the way, was causing it to ground out. Touchy!
Nicolas L: What size HD does it take?
chlorox: First of all, thank you BIG TIME!!! My HD crashed after a little over a
year. (then again, I've never had a SATA drive last longer than 18 months)
I forgot to buy Applecare in the year time frame so I was DEAD in the water
till I found this. The only question I had was, does it matter how you plug
in the cables that connect the monitor? (I'm guessing they are just some
sort of backlight power supply or balyst but I have no idea) I was afraid
and neglected to label them for reconnection.
napperfat: Thanks, I was afraid of that. I miss the 'paperclip' days...
Martin Magaña: @cain772 The most reliable hard drives include a five year manufacturer
warranty. Why? I use Western Digital because they have a great warranty
policy. I don't think I have any 2TB drives on my blog, but there are
examples of hard drives with 5 year warranties. If your data is extremely
important, though, I would just use an external HD and Time Machine backup.
Then the warranty isn't as important because the chances of two hard drives
going out at the same time is slim.
tijnieken: I just got my broken HD replaced, I paid 250 euros for the whole thing.
(replacement + HD) Did I get ripped off?
tijnieken: @camodesto My dad is a doc and he needs his mac for one of his programmes.
So yeah, time goes first
Martin Magaña: The iMac 7.1 just has the one hard drive partition, so a fresh (or
backup/image) install is necessary. Fresh install trick for those with a
Leopard upgrade "drop-in" disc. Select 'restore from time machine backup'
in the file menu. Keep clicking the next arrow until it allows you to
choose a backup source. Now backup to the original installation screen, and
proceed with a fresh install. Otherwise, it will tell you OSX 10.4 is
needed to do an upgrade. My imac came with the disc.
fbithejames: So, any internal hard drives are compatible?
Martin Magaña: because your internal hard drive broke one month after the warranty expired.
dugost: Thanks for posting this video! You really helped me out with the
walk-through and saved me a ton of time and hassle by doing it myself
instead of getting a tech to do it for me. My screen connectors were
different, though, possibly because my screen was replaced with a different
type under warranty. Otherwise my hard drive replacement was a snap thanks
to your video. Cheers.
TheHENDAWGTV: why cant just get an external hard drive...
Ronnie LeBaron: Hi, I've just completed this process in an Intel imac 20" , and for some
reason, when I put the Silver casing on, it shorts the thing out and it
won't boot. When I take it off, it runs just fine. What gives?
John SaintsSoft: Thank you so much, you saved me $100 and a week's downtime, which is what
The Mac Store wanted to do this. I replaced the original 320gb with a WD
low power 2TB.
Haiku Automation: very well done video, you can thank your camera man many times over.
Martin Magaña: I don't know what happens if you connect them differently. If you find out,
please post it. Like I said, I marked mine with a sharpe, so i didn't take
note to any markings on the wires. Most wires you can tell based on the
length and the bend in the wire (from being in the same position for so
long). My best advice is to let the wires lay naturally and use your best
judgement as to where it looks like the wires spent the most time in a
certain position. Then it's likely the correct spot.
Martin Magaña: yea, that's my biggest issues with apple. I hate the fact that there isn't
a physical button attached to the cd drive that ejects, independent of the
software. Same thing with the iPod: put a darn 'off and on' button instead
of the software controlled play button (which doesn't work if your iPod
freezes). Software controlled buttons are great until your computer freezes
or a disc jams (see above comment: daughter put 2 cd's into cd drive). long
live the 'paperclip' drive!
Austin Curtis: where is gpu located in relation to the hd is it just left of the middle in
a silver case? just below power supply?
Matthew Park: Are Western Digital hard drives able to run Linux partitions?
Martin Magaña: Model Identifier: iMac7,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed:
2.4 GHz L2 Cache: 4 MB Memory: 2 GB Bus Speed: 800 MHz I bought mine in
March, 2008. Our models are very similar. HD is nothing special. Western
Digital Black 1TB 3.5" SATA I recommend a new/good HD b cuz I tried an old
one (2005), system ran SLOOOOW. Click Apple(top left)>About This Mac> More
Info for your computer hardware specifics.
Martin Magaña: I knew it was something like that!
napperfat: Any ideas how to physically remove a CD when the drive fails? I've tried
all the commands and startup tricks -no luck - just need to get the CD out
out of the machine.
seansfc: Good video! i like how u told us the little things like the screw hole
GOODKANT: bro i get that flashing question mark shiz wen i try startin it up an my OS
X discz are scratchd. do u rekon i should jst take it apart an try fixin
it? or what?? does no what ta do.. help us owt man holla.
Martin Magaña: great job, thanks for this comment!
Anthony Massey: I just replaced our Mac's hard drive with a Barracuda 1TB drive. I'm not
sure where i should put the thermometer... The drives are a little
Martin Magaña: advanced method: install new 1TB, install Mac OS X, split hardrive into 300
and 700 GB partitions. Copy everything from 500GB external to 700GB
Partition. Take out 1TB, re-install 250GB. Run time machine and backup over
500GB external. Take out 250GB, install 1TB. Install time machine backup
from 500GB external to 300GB partition. Copy everything from 700gb
partition back to 500GB external. Resize 300 & 700GB partitions back to
single 1TB. =P
Gabe Jacobsohn: how long do you think this will take for someone familiar with replacing pc
René Urdiales: Hi! I want to ask you if is necessary to put the same brand of HDD, as I
understand, my imac (A1207 MODEL) have an 250gb 7200 rpm WESTERN DIGITAL,
but I have a new brand HITACHI with the same specifications, but with
320gb, do you think that it can run on my computer? thanks!
mikeybreakdownn: great video mate :) upgrading mine next week, and going to use this video
as a guide so ill let you know how it goes 1 question though, do you have
to do a clean install of MAC OS X once the new hard drive is in, cause i
know some pc have like a partition within then with a smaller memory unit
that stores the OS, and then all the documents and such on the HDD
steven feasey: my question is 1st what are the specs of your iMac? cuz i have the early
2008 24" 2.8ghz model is yours the same? ALSO... do you just use an
ordinary standard 3.5" SATA hard drive? Or is it a special one you have to