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Introducción

Replace your sound card to regain audio functionality.

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    • Use your thumbs to push the two battery retaining tabs away from the battery.

    • The battery should pop up enough to rotate it toward yourself and lift it out of the lower case.

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    • Remove the three 2.3 mm Phillips screws securing the memory cover to the lower case.

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    • Lift the memory cover slightly and pull it toward yourself to remove it from the lower case.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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

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

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the sound card ribbon cable connector up off the logic board.

    • Move the sound card ribbon cable away from the face of the hard drive.

    • It is not necessary to disconnect the sound card ribbon cable from the sound card.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive ribbon cable connector up off the logic board.

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    • Remove the following four screws:

    • Three 11.1 mm T8 Torx.

    • One 3.9 mm T8 Torx.

    • Lift the hard drive out of the lower case.

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    • If necessary, remove the strip of tape covering the speaker cable.

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    • Pull the speaker cable connector straight up to disconnect it from the sound card.

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    • Remove the two T8 Torx screws securing the sound card to the lower case.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the USB sockets away from the left edge of the lower case.

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    • Lift the sound card slightly out of the lower case, minding the fragile lower portion holding the microphone connector.

    • The sound card is still attached to the PowerBook by the microphone cable.

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    • Pull the sound card ribbon cable straight away from its socket on the sound card.

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    • Use your fingernails to pull the microphone connector straight away from its socket on the sound card.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Walter, is the sound out 1/8” jack located on the sound card? Thanks.

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Found one on ebay with a good picture of the jacks. Thanks.

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