iBook G4 12" 1.33 GHz RAM Replacement

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This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

One RAM slot will accept PC2700 chips up to 1 GB.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Lay your iBook upside down on a flat surface.

  • Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

Edit Step 2 Keyboard  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2 Keyboard  ¶ 

  • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

  • If the keyboard does not come free, use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the keyboard locking screw 180 degrees in either direction and try again.

  • Flip the keyboard over, away from the screen, and rest it face-down on the trackpad area.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the four silver Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Pull the keyboard cable up from the logic board, holding the cable as close to the connector as possible.

  • Make sure that you reconnect the keyboard cable before replacing the RAM shield.

Edit Step 5 RAM  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5 RAM  ¶ 

  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

  • Pull the chip directly out from its connectors.

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

For more information, check out the iBook G4 12" 1.33 GHz device page.

Required Tools

Anti-Static Wrist Strap

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Phillips #00 Screwdriver

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Flathead 3/32" or 2.5 mm Screwdriver

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Easy-to-follow instructions. I used them to add 1GB RAM to my iBook G4. Thanks to your instructions, I was able to do the job myself. After contacting three Mac repair shops and either not having anyone call me back or else offering to do it for $40 or $109 at a specialty place, I decided to trust your guide and do it myself. Success!

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