iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz Display Assembly Replacement
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Difficult
Change out the entire display assembly, including the inverter, Airport antenna, hinges and plastic casing.
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Step 1 — Display Assembly ¶
Turn the computer over.
Disconnect the inverter cable from the logic board and deroute it from the metal framework, removing tape as necessary.
Step 2 ¶
Turn the computer back over.
The cable you're about to remove is very fragile - do not pull directly on the wires. Instead, try to pry up the connector directly, using a spudger or a small flathead screwdriver if necessary.
Disconnect the microphone cable at the front of the computer, between the left side of the hard drive and the metal framework, removing tape as necessary.
Step 3 ¶
Use the black plastic handle to disconnect the display data cable from the logic board.
Step 4 ¶
Peel up the yellow tape holding the display data cable to the metal framework and remove the single Phillips screw beneath it.
Step 5 ¶
Support the display with one hand and remove the single Phillips screw on either side of the hinge (two screws total).
The screws go in the outer holes on each side (you can see the threads in the correct hole).
It may be necessary to unscrew one side of the optical drive for enough clearance to thread the AirPort antenna through the gap between the body of the optical drive and the iBook's internal frame.
Step 6 ¶
Tilt the display back, freeing it from the two metal alignment posts holding the hinges in place, and slide it away from you.