PowerBook G3 Pismo Hard Drive Replacement
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Replace the hard drive in your PowerBook G3 Pismo.
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Easy
You can install hard drives up to 12.5mm thick.
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- Keyboard 3 steps
- Heat Shield 2 steps
- Airport Card 2 steps
- Heat Sink 2 steps
- Processor 2 steps
- Hard Drive 3 steps
- Hard Drive 2 steps
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Turn the keyboard locking screw so that it is parallel to the space bar.
Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.
Lift the keyboard out by pulling it up and away from you. Rest the keyboard, face down, on top of the track pad.
Remove the two silver Phillips #1 screws that attach the heat shield to the internal metal framework.
Lift the heat shield up and pull it toward you.
Firmly grasp the plastic tab attached to the Airport card and pull up and then to the right.
Remove the long silver Phillips #1 screw from the heat sink.
Remove the two T8 Torx screws that attach the heat sink to the processor.
Grasp the plastic tab on the processor's right side and pull it directly up.
Grasp the orange cable at the left end of the hard drive and disconnect it from the logic board.
Grasp the plastic tab and pull the hard drive up and to the left, making sure that the metal bracket doesn't catch on the black plastic casing.
Remove the four black Torx screws located at the four corners of the hard drive bracket.