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Apple IIc Floppy Drive Replacement

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  1. Apple IIc Floppy Drive Replacement, Disassembling Apple IIc Cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Apple IIc Floppy Drive Replacement, Disassembling Apple IIc Cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the six 19 mm long screws with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver.

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    • Release the catch by pushing it in using a plastic opening tool.

    • The catch is off-center, but in line with the middle of the speaker underneath.

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    • Slide the case toward the ports on the back, then grip under the catch and pull up while moving toward the ports to remove.

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    • Lift the handle straight up to remove.

  5. Apple IIc Floppy Drive Replacement, Keyboard: step 5, image 1 of 2 Apple IIc Floppy Drive Replacement, Keyboard: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Tilt the keyboard up while detaching the ribbon connection by pulling it straight up. You may have to wiggle the connector sideways to loosen it.

    • Be careful not to force the ribbon while pulling it out to avoid tearing. Do not try to pull the ribbon out by pulling the keyboard as it may cause tearing.

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    • Carefully place device upside down to remove the four centered 21.1 mm screws that secure the floppy drive.

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    • Carefully detach ribbon connector from floppy disk drive by pulling it out horizontally.

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    • Unscrew the four 8.5 mm screws that attach the floppy drive cage. Two screws are located on the front and back of the cage.

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    • Carefully lift the floppy drive cage straight up to remove it.

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    • Lift the floppy drive straight up to remove.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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