Apple's line of iBook laptops was intended for the consumer and educational markets. The iBook line comprises of the iBook G3 Clamshell, G3 12", G3 14", G4 12", and G4 14".

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How to take off the back cover of a G3 laptop

Power plug is loose. I need to take off the back cover in order to try to secure the power receptacle.

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My wife's computer is a Macintosh PowerBook G3, serial number: QT929180EXW. I purchased the Torx #7 size and took out the screws on the back, but I could not pop the back cover off. The power receptacle is loose inside the computer, but I can reach it. Trying to plug it in does not provide power to the computer. The outer rings on the power supply and the power receptacle are fine.


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We need to know exactly which iBook you have to direct you to the correct repair manual. Look on the back of your case for a A-xxx number, please. Also please examine the AC adapter plug in to see if the outer ring has been bent out or opened up thus preventing secure contact.

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