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iBook G3 Clamshell Upper Case Replacement

  • Auteur: iRobot
  • Difficulté: Modérée

Changing the top case will also give you a new trackpad.

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Étape 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

Use a straightened paperclip to manually eject the CD-ROM tray.

Étape 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

  • Use a straightened paperclip to manually eject the CD-ROM tray.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Turn the computer over so that the bottom is facing up.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Turn the computer over so that the bottom is facing up.

  • Remove the following Torx screws:

  • Four short T8 Torx near the battery compartment.

  • Two long T8 Torx near the hinges.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Pull the CD-ROM drive tray partly out.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the CD-ROM drive tray partly out.

  • Remove the silver Phillips screw from the plastic casing.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Turn the computer over.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Turn the computer over.

  • Remove the three Phillips screws.

Étape 5  ¶ 

This is a diagram of the trackpad ribbon clamp connector you will disconnect in the next step.

Étape 5  ¶ 

  • This is a diagram of the trackpad ribbon clamp connector you will disconnect in the next step.

  • 1) With your fingernails, grasp the locking bar on either side and pull up a small amount (about 1/16" or 2 mm).

  • 2) After disengaging the locking bar, slide the cable out of the connector.

Étape 6  ¶ 

Loosen the trackpad clamp by pulling the top piece up slightly, freeing the trackpad ribbon.

Étape 6  ¶ 

  • Loosen the trackpad clamp by pulling the top piece up slightly, freeing the trackpad ribbon.

  • Slide the orange trackpad ribbon out of the clamp.

Étape 7  ¶ 

Do not lift the upper case too far without first disconnecting the audio cable.

Étape 7  ¶ 

  • Do not lift the upper case too far without first disconnecting the audio cable.

  • Push out the rim of the lower case and pull up on the upper case, grasping it just to the left of the optical drive.

  • Repeat the above step on the upper left corner of the upper case, grasping the bottom left corner of the upper case.

Étape 8  ¶ 

Disconnect the audio cable.

Étape 8  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the audio cable.

Étape 9  ¶ 

Grasp the upper case on either side of the keyboard space and rotate up and away from the screen.

Étape 9  ¶ 

  • Grasp the upper case on either side of the keyboard space and rotate up and away from the screen.

  • You may be thinking you're about to break your upper case. Not to worry - the tabs holding the upper and lower cases together are very strong. Simply apply even pressure and continue to rotate the upper case up and away from the screen until it comes free.