PowerBook G3 Pismo Processor Replacement
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Easy
This processor is not soldered to the logic board, and installing a replacement is very easy. There are processor upgrades that enable you to turn your Pismo into a G4.
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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
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.