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iBook G3 12" Upper Case Replacement

  • Autor: iRobot
  • Dificultad: Difícil

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

Paso 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

Remove the following 4 screws on the bottom of the computer:

Paso 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the following 4 screws on the bottom of the computer:

  • Two 3 mm Phillips from the left side of the computer.

  • One 4.5 mm Phillips near the latch mechanism (this screw may be missing in 800 MHz iBooks)

  • One 14.2 mm Phillips near the front, right corner.

Paso 2  ¶ 

Use a straightened paperclip to open the optical drive tray.

Paso 2  ¶ 

  • Use a straightened paperclip to open the optical drive tray.

Paso 3  ¶ 

Pull the optical drive out just enough so that you can access and remove a Phillips screw near the battery compartment.

Paso 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the optical drive out just enough so that you can access and remove a Phillips screw near the battery compartment.

Paso 4  ¶ 

Pull the optical drive a bit more so that you can access and remove a second Phillips screw near the power receptacle.

Paso 4  ¶ 

  • Pull the optical drive a bit more so that you can access and remove a second Phillips screw near the power receptacle.

Paso 5  ¶ 

Turn over the computer and open it.

Paso 5  ¶ 

  • Turn over the computer and open it.

  • Use tweezers (or a refrigerator magnet) to remove the magnet covering a Phillips screw near the middle of the computer.

Paso 6  ¶ 

Remove the following 4 screws on the edges of the keyboard area.

Paso 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the following 4 screws on the edges of the keyboard area.

  • One 4.5 mm Phillips underneath where the magnet was.

  • Three 6 mm Phillips in plastic depressions.

Paso 7  ¶ 

Peel up the foil tape covering the speaker cable near the ports.

Paso 7  ¶ 

  • Peel up the foil tape covering the speaker cable near the ports.

Paso 8  ¶ 

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

Paso 8  ¶ 

  • 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.

Paso 9  ¶ 

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

Paso 9  ¶ 

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

  • Slide the orange trackpad ribbon out of the connector.

Paso 10  ¶ 

Before you can jerk the upper case off with joy, you must disconnect both the blue and white power cable and red and black speaker cable as described in the next steps.

Paso 10  ¶ 

  • Before you can jerk the upper case off with joy, you must disconnect both the blue and white power cable and red and black speaker cable as described in the next steps.

  • Lift the upper case from the left side and use your other hand to pull out the right side in order to clear the power receptacle.

  • There may be a thin metal bar fastened to the upper case by the two screws on either side of the optical drive. This bar provides rigidity around the optical drive; don't forget it when reassembling.

Paso 11  ¶ 

The connectors at the ends of the cables are attached very firmly to the sockets on the logic board. Pulling directly on the cable will either separate the cable from its connector or the socket from the logic board.

Paso 11  ¶ 

  • The connectors at the ends of the cables are attached very firmly to the sockets on the logic board. Pulling directly on the cable will either separate the cable from its connector or the socket from the logic board.

  • Lift the upper case enough to disconnect the blue and white power cable from the logic board. Using your fingernails or a dental pick, carefully pry the connector from its socket. Make sure you're pulling only on the connector and not on the socket.

Paso 12  ¶ 

Lift the upper case off completely and disconnect the red and black speaker cable from the logic board. As before, make sure you're pulling only on the connector and not on the socket.

Paso 12  ¶ 

  • Lift the upper case off completely and disconnect the red and black speaker cable from the logic board. As before, make sure you're pulling only on the connector and not on the socket.

Paso 13  ¶ 

There is a magnet that allows the computer to detect when the laptop is closed. If this magnet is not present your computer will not automatically go to sleep. Be sure the magnet is in the position indicated.

Paso 13  ¶ 

  • There is a magnet that allows the computer to detect when the laptop is closed. If this magnet is not present your computer will not automatically go to sleep. Be sure the magnet is in the position indicated.