iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz LCD Replacement
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Difficult
Save money by replacing just the LCD rather than the whole display.
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Step 1 — LCD ¶
Close the display.
Remove the several pieces of tape securing the thin metal LCD cover to the display.
Carefully remove the piece of foil tape covering the display data cable connection.
Step 2 ¶
Remove the Phillips screw near the right display hinge.
Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small spacer under the screw you just removed.
Step 3 ¶
Pull the foil/braided pieces of tape off the aluminum frame of the clutch hinges.
Leave the tape attached to the thin steel LCD cover.
Step 4 ¶
Remove the two Phillips screws securing the left and right sides of the LCD to the frame of the clutch hinges (four screws total).
Step 5 ¶
Carefully remove the thin steel LCD cover.
Step 6 ¶
Disconnect the display data cable by pulling the cable away from the socket on the LCD.
Step 7 ¶
Remove the strip of yellow tape securing the display data cable to the metal LCD frame.
Step 8 ¶
Disconnect the backlight cable from the inverter.
It is helpful to use a spudger to push the backlight connector away from its socket while you lightly pull its cables away from the inverter.
Step 9 ¶
Lift the LCD out of the display assembly.
It may be helpful to press the latch release button and open your display slightly to push the LCD out of the display assembly.