Introduction

Removing the cover of the Apple IIc is the precursor to any repair on a computer and it allows you to view the eternal workings of this device.

Remove the six 19 mm long screws with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the six 19 mm long screws with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • 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.
  • 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. Slide the case toward the ports on the back, then grip under the catch and pull up while moving toward the ports to remove.
  • Slide the case toward the ports on the back, then grip under the catch and pull up while moving toward the ports to remove.

This step is wrong. The ports cover should be removed with a plastic disassembly tool first. Failure to do this will lead to a set of broken plastic hooks.

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Lift the handle straight up to remove. Lift the handle straight up to remove.
  • Lift the handle straight up to remove.

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Conclusion

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

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The //c is designed to be popped open. Remove the 6 screws as described. Flip the handle down and tip the //c 3-4 inches over a hard surface and let it drop. The handle will pop the rear catches off safely.

It looks and sounds scary but it's how Apple trained dealer techs to open the machine. There isn't anything in a //c that is shock sensitive.

Sean Fahey - Reply

Wow! Worked perfectly as described — and nothing broke. Hard to imagine I always had used steps 2, 3 (after removing the ports cover) and 4 in the past. Thanks, Sean!

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