Introduction

Removal of the keyboard requires little technical skill, and only the removal of three screws.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Position the Powerbook towards you with the monitor closed.
    • Position the Powerbook towards you with the monitor closed.

    • Press the battery removal latch located on the right side of the front panel.

    • Gently slide the battery out.

    • The keyboard, front pane, and hard drive are connected to the laptop's logic board via a ribbon cable. Lift up slowly on each component with one hand and disconnect the ribbons from their ports on the logic board.

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  3. Turn the laptop over and remove the three T8 torx screws from the bottom panel.
    • Turn the laptop over and remove the three T8 torx screws from the bottom panel.

  4. Turn the laptop back over and open the monitor.
    • Turn the laptop back over and open the monitor.

    • With the monitor facing towards you, gently pull up on the keyboard panel from the bottom.

    • With the keyboard turned over as pictured, carefully remove its ribbon cable from the connection port on the logic board. Use a spudger to lift the white plastic retainer about 1/16" to release the cable.

Conclusion

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

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