Model M6497 or A1005 / 500, 600, 700, 800, or 900 MHz G3 processor

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How do I get at the power button

My power button is stuck and cannot be pressed down to start the laptop. I think its just a purely mechanical problem. But to check that I have to get the cover off. How do I do that ?

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Follow this guide through step 32: iBook G3 12" Top Shield Replacement

You will now have access to the switch.

The switch comes with the top case. Here is a list of the available top cases:

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Many thanks. Will give it a try, hopefully I manage. Otherwise it goes to a repair shop who will take quite a bundle of cash just to look at it. Thankfully it is just my travel mac, so I am not stranded.


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Heldur Netocny will be eternally grateful.
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