PowerBook G3 Pismo Modem Replacement
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Easy
56k internal modem, standard on all models.
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- Keyboard 3 steps
- Heat Shield 2 steps
- Airport Card 2 steps
- PRAM Battery 2 steps
- Heat Sink 2 steps
- Processor 2 steps
- Modem 3 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.
Pull the battery cable directly up from the logic board.
Remove the battery from its holder by pulling up and to the left.
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.
Remove the black Torx screw from the right side of the modem.
Remove the small black plastic rectangle with four holes.
Use the tips of your fingers, a spudger, or a flat non-metal tool to get under the modem's edge and pry it up from its socket.