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PowerBook G3 Lombard Upper Case Replacement

  • Auteur: iRobot
  • Difficulté: Difficile

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

Sections

Étape 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

Remove the three long silver and two short black Torx screws from the beige plastic casing.

Étape 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the three long silver and two short black Torx screws from the beige plastic casing.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Turn the Lombard so that the trackpad is nearest you and slide the thin plastic shield away from you, out from under the black casing.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Turn the Lombard so that the trackpad is nearest you and slide the thin plastic shield away from you, out from under the black casing.

  • Disconnect the newly revealed thin orange ribbon from the logic board, to the left of the trackpad.

  • Remove the two long silver Torx screws.

Étape 3  ¶ 

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Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Turn the laptop over.

  • Remove the seven Torx screws from the bottom casing.

  • There are two long screws in the front left and front right corners; make sure to put these back in the proper place when reassembling.

Étape 4  ¶ 

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Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Turn the laptop back over.

  • Remove the three short black Torx screws from the metal frame.

  • Remove the short black Torx screw to the far left that fastens the logic board to the casing.

  • There is a small black plastic spacer that goes between the bottom left screw and the logic board.

Étape 5  ¶ 

Grasp the upper plastic casing where it locks into the internal frame and pull back. When the plastic tab has cleared the slot that the casing locks into, pull up enough to keep it from locking back into place.

Étape 5  ¶ 

  • Grasp the upper plastic casing where it locks into the internal frame and pull back. When the plastic tab has cleared the slot that the casing locks into, pull up enough to keep it from locking back into place.

Étape 6  ¶ 

The PC card eject button on the laptop's left side prevents the upper casing from lifting up. In order to bypass the button, push it in far enough so that you can pull the upper casing's left side out and up beyond the button.

Étape 6  ¶ 

  • The PC card eject button on the laptop's left side prevents the upper casing from lifting up. In order to bypass the button, push it in far enough so that you can pull the upper casing's left side out and up beyond the button.

Étape 7  ¶ 

Lift the left side of the case partly up so that you can access and disconnect the audio in/out cables from the sound card in the upper right of the case.

Étape 7  ¶ 

  • Lift the left side of the case partly up so that you can access and disconnect the audio in/out cables from the sound card in the upper right of the case.

  • Be careful not to lift the upper casing too far before you have disconnected the audio in/out cables or you may damage the sound card.

Étape 8  ¶ 

Remove the upper casing. Note that there are two tabs on the laptop's front that often cause the upper case to stick.

Étape 8  ¶ 

  • Remove the upper casing. Note that there are two tabs on the laptop's front that often cause the upper case to stick.

Étape 9  ¶ 

Your laptop should look approximately like this.

Étape 9  ¶ 

  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.