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Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the hard drive in your Macintosh Powerbook 140 computer. Always ensure all of your parts are compatible and will not damage your computer or pose any health or safety hazards. Always make sure you keep track of all parts. Wash hands thoroughly after handling components. Most of all, USE COMMON SENSE.

NOTE- I am no computer expert. Please notify me of any errors or necessary changes. Thanks!

ALSO: I do not own any of the images used in this guide! The images are the sole property of their respective owners. I am simply using them to assist in demonstrating the steps of this guide

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  1. Begin by locating the correct type of battery. A simple internet search or a glance at Amazon.com should bring the right results. BE SURE THAT THE BATTERY IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE COMPUTER. Not doing so could result in injury.
    • Begin by locating the correct type of battery. A simple internet search or a glance at Amazon.com should bring the right results. BE SURE THAT THE BATTERY IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE COMPUTER. Not doing so could result in injury.

  2. OPEN ALL THE TABS

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  3. Slide the battery panel ( or switch, depending on the battery)  on the left side  of the computer so the battery is in the "Unlocked" position. Pull the  battery straight out. Put in the new battery and slide the panel/switch to the "Locked" position.
    • Slide the battery panel ( or switch, depending on the battery) on the left side of the computer so the battery is in the "Unlocked" position. Pull the battery straight out. Put in the new battery and slide the panel/switch to the "Locked" position.

Conclusion

It is not required, but I always find it useful to save the old battery, lest you need it later. Unless the battery is leaking, or poses some other health/safety issue(in which case dispose of it in the proper manner), store it in a battery-safe environment.

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I can’t find a replacement battery anywhere, they’re either out of stock or in another powerbook on ebay and those cost $80 with the chance that the battery in them is dead too.

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