These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Track down a number of hardware problems using the iBook G3 12" Troubleshooting Guide.
There are a number of components in the iBook G3 12" that can be cost effectively upgraded.
- Memory: The iBook G3 12" has one RAM slot. You can add up to 512 MB of memory to your computer. Browse the RAM category, or check out our easy iBook RAM installation instructions.
- Hard Drive: If you're running out of space, don't worry. Hard drives keep getting both larger and cheaper. With our tools and instructions, you can even install it yourself!
- Optical Drive: Upgrading to a combo drive will allow you to read CDs and DVDs and write CDs. Browse our optical drives category for additional drives. Install your new optical drive yourself, the easy way.
- Wireless: You can add an 802.11b wireless AirPort card to your iBook. You can use our free guides to install your new AirPort card.
Identification and Background
The new design abandoned the interesting look of its predecessor for a more restrained white plastic casing. Key features of this revision were the addition of an extra USB port and a higher-resolution screen, even though the overall size of the laptop was reduced.
Use the laptop identification system to help you identify your machine. iBooks tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts.