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Re: Replacing iBook Hard Drive

On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 00:42:26 +0200
Marc Menem <marc.menem@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm writting to this list since I can't find any useful answer
> anywhere else. If you anyone has ever replaced a Mac hard drive, I
> would use some advice.
> I own a G3 iBook (dual USB, 750 MHz) and the hard drive died a few
> days ago. It started doing clicking sounds, then The computer wouldn't
> boot. The first time I tried to boot, I got a smiling mac icon, the
> second time just a white screen.
> So I just bought a new drive and replaced the old one, but my computer
> won't boot, just the white screen.
> Correct me if I am wrong, but from what I understand about the system,
> apple computers don't have a bios but open firmware which is installed
> on the hard drive. So I guess that to get it fixed I would need one
> way or another to install open firmware on my new drive. How am I
> supposed to do this ?

Here are two websites I have found helpful for this kind of stuff:



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