Can I replace retention "washer" for battery screw?
I have an iBook G4 14" laptop I bought used to give my 8 yo granddaughter for Christmas. I replaced the battery and power adapter. In replacing the battery, the plastic "washer" that keeps the screw from falling out of the case fractured. This doesn't seem to affect the ability to lock the battery in place, since that appears to be accomplished by a metal latch with a hole in it at the bottom of the "screw hole" that slides horizontally (the battery screw has an off-center "peg" in the bottom that engages that hole and slides the latch). However, the battery screw itself can fall out fairly easily as it is now (and it's ugly). I'd like to replace the "washer". I wouldn't mind buying the battery screw as well, or even a screw set, if it came to that, but I have been unable to find the washer or screw alone, and also unable to determine the contents of the screw sets. I can think of a number of practical work-arounds that would allow safe use of the laptop without replacing that "washer", but I prefer to do the correct repair if possible. Any advice? Thanks in advance.
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