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PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) Upper Case Replacement

Remove your upper case to access the internals of your PowerBook.

Étape 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

Remove the following ten screws:

Étape 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the following ten screws:

  • Two 14.7 mm shouldered Phillips.

  • Three 12.3 mm Phillips.

  • One 3.8 mm T8 Torx.

  • One 6.8 mm T8 Torx.

  • Three 1.3 mm Phillips.

Étape 2  ¶ 

The ZIF cable is located underneath the bottom RAM slot. If your PowerBook has both RAM slots occupied, make sure to remove the RAM chip. Use your fingernails to separate the ZIF cable lock away from its socket. (Move the two brown bits down 1mm)

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • The ZIF cable is located underneath the bottom RAM slot. If your PowerBook has both RAM slots occupied, make sure to remove the RAM chip.

  • Use your fingernails to separate the ZIF cable lock away from its socket. (Move the two brown bits down 1mm)

  • The ZIF cable lock will move about a millimeter away from the socket before it stops (see picture 2). Do not try to remove the ZIF cable lock.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to slide the trackpad ribbon cable out of its socket.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to slide the trackpad ribbon cable out of its socket.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws from the PC card side of the PowerBook.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws from the PC card side of the PowerBook.

  • When replacing these screws, you must reinstall each screw in the correct order. Begin by installing the screw closest to the display hinge, and go out from there.

Étape 5  ¶ 

Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws from the DVI connector side of the PowerBook.

Étape 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws from the DVI connector side of the PowerBook.

  • When replacing these screws, you must reinstall each screw in the correct order. Begin by installing the screw closest to the display hinge, and go out from there.

  • During reassembly, make sure to reinstall the two screws on the right into their appropriate locations, and not the DVI port anchor holes.

Étape 6  ¶ 

Depress the display latch release button and open your display. Depress the display latch release button and open your display.

Étape 6  ¶ 

  • Depress the display latch release button and open your display.

Étape 7  ¶ 

Starting near the display, lift the upper case straight up off the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught. Starting near the display, lift the upper case straight up off the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught.

Étape 7  ¶ 

  • Starting near the display, lift the upper case straight up off the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught.