Introduction

If your display is broken or damaged you will need to replace the entire display.

Parts

No parts required.

Close the screen and turn the PowerBook over. Orient the computer so the text of the label is right side up.
  • Close the screen and turn the PowerBook over. Orient the computer so the text of the label is right side up.

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Press and hold the button on the left of the front side and slide the battery out. Press and hold the button on the left of the front side and slide the battery out.
  • Press and hold the button on the left of the front side and slide the battery out.

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With a T8 torx screwdriver, remove the three 24mm torx screws along the middle of the back panel.
  • With a T8 torx screwdriver, remove the three 24mm torx screws along the middle of the back panel.

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Turn the computer over and open the display. You should see that the keyboard is loose. Before attempting to remove the keyboard, note that a ribbon cable connects  the keyboard to the logic board. Improper removal may damage your keyboard. Carefully lift the front of the keyboard up slightly and then slide the keyboard towards yourself.
  • Turn the computer over and open the display. You should see that the keyboard is loose.

  • Before attempting to remove the keyboard, note that a ribbon cable connects the keyboard to the logic board. Improper removal may damage your keyboard.

  • Carefully lift the front of the keyboard up slightly and then slide the keyboard towards yourself.

  • Then carefully lift the top half of the keyboard and rotate it towards yourself.

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Loosen the ribbon cables connecting the keyboard to the computer by using a plastic opening tool to lift the tabs on either side of the cable port. Gently remove the ribbons from its tabs
  • Loosen the ribbon cables connecting the keyboard to the computer by using a plastic opening tool to lift the tabs on either side of the cable port.

  • Gently remove the ribbons from its tabs

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Gently wiggle the RAM card to loosen the connection until it pulls free. Gently wiggle the RAM card to loosen the connection until it pulls free.
  • Gently wiggle the RAM card to loosen the connection until it pulls free.

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Disconnect the wires from the port. Disconnect the wires from the port.
  • Disconnect the wires from the port.

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Remove the 7mm screw connecting the speaker panel to the computer.
  • Remove the 7mm screw connecting the speaker panel to the computer.

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To detach the speaker panel's ribbon cable, use a plastic opening tool to lift the tabs on both sides of the cable port. Once loose, pull the ribbon cable free.
  • To detach the speaker panel's ribbon cable, use a plastic opening tool to lift the tabs on both sides of the cable port.

  • Once loose, pull the ribbon cable free.

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Lift the lighting/audio panel from it's bottom corners and pull the panel towards yourself. Lift the lighting/audio panel from it's bottom corners and pull the panel towards yourself.
  • Lift the lighting/audio panel from it's bottom corners and pull the panel towards yourself.

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Remove the panels on either side by gently but firmly pulling up on them with both hands.
  • Remove the panels on either side by gently but firmly pulling up on them with both hands.

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Gently pull up on the ribbon cable connection that connects the screen to the logic board. Gently pull up on the ribbon cable connection that connects the screen to the logic board.
  • Gently pull up on the ribbon cable connection that connects the screen to the logic board.

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The two T8 13 mm torx screws hold the display screen in place. Be sure to remove the screws while supporting the screen or else it will fall. Remove the two T8 13 mm long torx screws on either side of the display, located under the side panels.
  • The two T8 13 mm torx screws hold the display screen in place. Be sure to remove the screws while supporting the screen or else it will fall.

  • Remove the two T8 13 mm long torx screws on either side of the display, located under the side panels.

  • Gently pull the display free of the computer.

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Conclusion

To replace the display, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Note that the side panels should be placed back BEFORE the audio panel.

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