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Current version by: Owen Cunneely ,

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I attribute this problem to the pre-Intel era of PowerBooks and iBooks pre-Intel processors in these computers. They require very specific system files, and I am rarely able to move one hard drive from powerbook to powerbook. I would recommend you pick up an original install disk on the cheap from somewhere like eBay. One in usable condition will probably run you about $20, and it's easy to install and get it up and running. I've tried doing this with several PowerBooks and iBooks in the past, and it seems the further apart in manufacturing years they are, the less likely the hard drives can be interchanged.
I attribute this problem to the pre-Intel era of PowerBooks and iBooks pre-Intel processors in these computers. They require very specific system files, and I am rarely able to move one hard drive from powerbook to powerbook. I would recommend you pick up an original install disk on the cheap from somewhere like eBay. One in usable condition will probably run you about $20, and it's easy to install and get it up and running. I've tried doing this with several PowerBooks and iBooks in the past, and it seems the further apart in manufacturing years they are, the less likely the hard drives can be interchanged.
 
Good thing we're now in the universal world of Intel!
 
-Hope this Helps

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Original post by: Owen Cunneely ,

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I attribute this to the pre-Intel era of PowerBooks and iBooks. They require very specific system files, and I am rarely able to move one hard drive from powerbook to powerbook. I would recommend you pick up an original install disk on the cheap from somewhere like eBay. One in usable condition will probably run you about $20, and it's easy to install and get it up and running. I've tried doing this with several PowerBooks and iBooks in the past, and it seems the further apart in manufacturing years they are, the less likely the hard drives can be interchanged.

Good thing we're now in the universal world of Intel!

-Hope this Helps

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open