. We baby-proofed the house with these magnetic child locks that use a huge magnet to open an internal release. I picked up the magnet then grabbed my aluminum PowerBook G4 12-inch. What I didn’t realize at the time was that I had picked up the laptop and the magnet in the same hand. I heard a delightful crunch and the hard drive started gurgling. Oops.
I ordered a new hard drive from OWC, another good site, and sat down to search for installation instructions. I wanted to upgrade the drive anyway and I’m a bit of a masochist, so I decided to do it myself. After quite a few false starts I found iFixIt. Their step-by-step instructions are absolutely incredibly and amazingly detailed. It’s wonderful that they’re offering them even to folks who haven’t purchased anything from their site. It’s probably the example of online content driving sales I’ve ever seen.
If you intend to work on a Mac, these are the guys to talk to. Amazingly, with their help, I’m only missing one screw. Usually I’d lose two or three five minutes into any teardown operation.