Notes

  • iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz Upper Case Replacement

    I am happy to announce that my iBook gets its 2nd life with the newly implanted hard drive. The screw marked with the yellow circle was worn out. I ordered a set of "Screw Extracting Pliers" (small) from iFixit in the hope of remedying the problem. Initially, the pliers do not have enough space to work on it because the screw sits in a narrow plastic basin. I file some of the surrounding plastic away to make room. Finally, the pliers "bites" the screw out. Yes!

    The screw is put back when the iBook is assembled.

  • iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz Keyboard Replacement

    To put back the AirPort card with the clasp (wire brace), make sure the card is pushed against by the wire, not clamped over. The latter situation indicates that the card is not seated deeply enough.

  • iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz Upper Case Replacement

    My journey of replacing the hard drive stops at step 29. The screw marked with the yellow circle ("One 6 mm Phillips with a small head in the lower left corner") is very tight. The torque I applied wore out the screw head and it becomes the death sentence announcement of the iBook. Sad.

  • iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz Lower Case Replacement

    Each rubber foot has three large tabs occupying 3, 7, and 11 o'clock positions, while a small tab at 9 o'clock position. When you place those rubber feet back to the ring housings, make sure their small tabs aligning with the opening gaps around the rings.

  • iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz Lower Case Replacement

    Yes, the rings have to be put back and flushed with the lower case surface. Otherwise, the rubber feet will not stand evenly.

  • iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz Keyboard Replacement

    The "keyboard locking screw" is a transparent plastic screw located between F5 and F6 function keys.

  • iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz Lower Case Replacement

    "Continue to run the spudger around the front, right corner." This is nearly impossible for me. Instead, I use a small flathead screw driver to gently open up the tab at the corner.