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Introduction

In order to upgrade your PowerBook's RAM or replace a faulty RAM card you will need first remove the existing RAM card.

Parts

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  1. Close the screen and turn the PowerBook over, orienting the computer upside down, using the label to guide you.
    • Close the screen and turn the PowerBook over, orienting the computer upside down, using the label to guide you.

  2. Hold the button on the front left side and slide the battery out. Hold the button on the front left side and slide the battery out.
    • Hold the button on the front left side and slide the battery out.

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  4. With a Torx T8 screwdriver, remove the three Torx 24mm screws along the center of the back panel.
    • With a Torx T8 screwdriver, remove the three Torx 24mm screws along the center of the back panel.

  5. 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. Slightly lift the front of the keyboard up, and 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.

    • Slightly lift the front of the keyboard up, and slide the keyboard towards yourself.

    • Carefully lift the top half of the keyboard and pull it towards yourself.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

Conclusion

To install the new RAM card, follow these steps in reverse order.

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