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PowerBook G4 1.67 17" (Al)

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Machine Name:
PowerBook G4 1.67 17" (Al) 
Group:
PowerBook 
Subgroup:
G4 
Screen Size (inches):
17 
Colour:
Aluminium 
Family:
A1107 
Model Identifier:
PowerBook5,7
Model Number:
M9689LL/A 
Model Code
PowerBook G4 17-Inch 1.67 GHz 
CPU Speed:
1.67GHz 
RAM Type:
DDR PC2700 SODIMM 333MHz 
RAM Slots:
Max RAM by Slot:
2 x 1GB 
Maximum RAM:
2GB 
RAM Pairing:
Modules may be installed individually 
Drive Connection:
IDE 
Drive Platter Size:
2.5" 
Device Connectivity:
USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 
Bluetooth:
2.0+EDR
Video Output (base graphics option):
Dual Link DVI
Expansion Slots:
PCMCIA, Airport Extreme 
Max Operating System Version:
OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) 
Earliest Supported OSX Version:
OS X 10.3.7 (Panther) 
Support for MacOS 9 and Earlier:
Cannot boot into MacOS 9, but under 10.4.11 and earlier can run OS 9 Apps under Classic Emulation. 
Revision Produced From (Year):
2005 
Apple User Documentation:
User Guide 
Repair and Upgrade guides:
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Compatible Internal Hard Drives & SSDs for this Mac

Internal Drives: your options explained - Click here for more info

The hard drive or solid state drive is where all your documents, data and applications are stored permanently. Below this box are all the drives we do that are guaranteed 100% compatible with this Mac, based off the Serial Number or Model ID that you have selected.

The list below is divided into sections for the main types of drives, which can include:

  • Solid State Drives (SSDs) - large chunks of Flash memory used for storage, the fastest and most reliable option, but also the smallest and most expensive.
  • Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) - the standard rotational drives used in older Macs. Big and cheap, but much slower than SSDs and subject to mechanical failures that do not effect SSDs. These have a spin speed measured in Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), with higher numbers being faster operating drives.
  • Hybrid drives. These are HDDs with small SSDs built into them, which are used to cache commonly accessed files (an automatic process handled by the drive itself). How much benefit you get from a hybrid drive depends very much on how you use your drive - if you tend to load the same few GB of data multiple times (eg booting the machine and loading the same applications each morning), the hybrid will help a lot with that. For heavier or more random usage, you will not be getting as much benefit since much of what you are accessing will not be cached onto the SSD portion - a non-hybrid drive may work faster for this sort of usage than a hybrid, if the hybrid has a slower RPM.

For more details on the differences between these drives, please see this post on our blog.

With most Macs there are lots of options for having more or faster storage, and many can take multiple drives so you can mix and match SSDs and rotational hard drives to find your ideal combination of size, speed and budget. Some Macs have more than one main drive bay, and many Macs can use our range of caddies to replace their DVD drives with additional hard drives or SSDs. Some Macs also have additional drive bays that can be used with a mounting kit. If you have multiple types of bay in this Mac, you can select them with the grey tabs below this box.

It is very important with all system drives (that is, a drive that you boot from) to leave a good amount of free space to allow the system to work well. We recommend leaving around 20-30GB of free space on the system drive, The closer you get to full on your system drive, the slower the Mac will perform.

A 1TB drive can hold:

  • Up to 1,000 hours of digital video
  • Up to 250 two-hour DVD films
  • Up to 320,000 digital photos
  • Up to 16,660 hours of digital music

All drives come blank and will need to be formatted (erased), and if they are to be a boot drive, have an operating system installed. There are a variety of ways of restoring your data, either through time machine or by cloning. We sell drives, tools, enclosures and cables for you to do the work at home (see the "Cables, Adaptors & Tools" tab above), or you can send/bring your machine to us for us to do the work - prices all below. However you do it, you can be sure you are getting the correct part with our 100% compatibility guarantee.

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This Mac has 1 main drive bay which can take any of the drives below

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FireWire 800 (9 pin)

FireWire 400 (6 pin)

USB 2.0

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Compatible External Drives and Enclosures

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Drive Enclosures

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3 devices but not at full speed.

  -  This Mac can connect to USB 3 devices but not at full speed.

Repair and Installation Services

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Here are our list of fixed cost repair and installation services for this Mac. All machines for repair or upgrade can either be shipped to us (we can arrange collection if desired), or you are welcome to drop the machine into our offices in Sawston, Cambridge. We have been doing Apple Mac repairs since 2001, you can be assured of a complete, speedy, good value and professional service.

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Installation Services (parts not included)

Sorry, the configuration tool is not available for this serial number. Reasons may include: that all products we have for this machine are out of stock or special order items, or we have been unable to accurately generate them from the serial number.

Any compatible RAM or drives that are out of stock or special order items can be added to your order manually, check the RAM or Hard Drive/SSD tabs on this page.