Introduction

This repair guide will give instructions on how to remove the Macintosh PowerBook 1400c RAM.

Parts

No parts required.

On the bottom of the device, locate the battery release latch near the front.
  • On the bottom of the device, locate the battery release latch near the front.

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Slide the latch to the left in order to release the battery.
  • Slide the latch to the left in order to release the battery.

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While still holding the latch, grasp the battery and gently pull on the battery enclosure until it begins to slide out from the front of the device.
  • While still holding the latch, grasp the battery and gently pull on the battery enclosure until it begins to slide out from the front of the device.

  • Place the battery aside

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Once you remove the battery, identify the CD-ROM Drive latch.
  • Once you remove the battery, identify the CD-ROM Drive latch.

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Pull the latch to the right.
  • Pull the latch to the right.

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While still pulling the latch, pull the CD-ROM Drive out.
  • While still pulling the latch, pull the CD-ROM Drive out.

  • You have now removed the CD-ROM Drive.

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Locate the speaker cover.
  • Locate the speaker cover.

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Grab each end of the cover and slide to the left.
  • Grab each end of the cover and slide to the left.

I found it was easy to get a spudger over the left edge and lift it up a bit, then push the bar to the left, It pops right off after that.

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Pull up on the speaker cover to remove it.
  • Pull up on the speaker cover to remove it.

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Lift the keyboard up from the back using a spudger.
  • Lift the keyboard up from the back using a spudger.

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Pull up until only the ribbon cable remains attached.
  • Pull up until only the ribbon cable remains attached.

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Lift up the keyboard and tilt it forward.
  • Lift up the keyboard and tilt it forward.

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Locate the six screws on heat sink.
  • Locate the six screws on heat sink.

This is not necessary to remove the HDD. Go directly to step 20.

Kenneth DeVries - Reply

That isn't the HDD!

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Use the Philips #1 screwdriver to remove the screws from heat sink.
  • Use the Philips #1 screwdriver to remove the screws from heat sink.

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Lift the heat sink from the back.
  • Lift the heat sink from the back.

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Remove the heat sink.
  • Remove the heat sink.

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Gently pull up the beige ribbon lock on each side to unlock the ribbon cable from its connector. Pull up the lock a short distance, and then the cable will be free.
  • Gently pull up the beige ribbon lock on each side to unlock the ribbon cable from its connector. Pull up the lock a short distance, and then the cable will be free.

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Remove the ribbon cable.
  • Remove the ribbon cable.

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Completely remove keyboard.
  • Completely remove keyboard.

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Identify RAM Memory stick
  • Identify RAM Memory stick

  • These are the upgradeable RAM Memory sticks, they must be removed first

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Gently grasp the ram on the far end as shown in the picture and then pull up and away from the right side of the computer
  • Gently grasp the ram on the far end as shown in the picture and then pull up and away from the right side of the computer

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Remove the upgradeable RAM stick
  • Remove the upgradeable RAM stick

  • If the upgradeable RAM stick is all you are repairing you can end the guide here, however to remove the factory installed RAM please continue

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Gently grasp the factory installed RAM by grabbing each end as shown in the picture and pull the stick directly up
  • Gently grasp the factory installed RAM by grabbing each end as shown in the picture and pull the stick directly up

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Remove the factory installed RAM memory module
  • Remove the factory installed RAM memory module

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Conclusion

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

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