Introduction

The heat sink and fan together help to keep the processor cool and happy.

Image 1/2: The battery should pop up enough to rotate it toward yourself and lift it out of the lower case. Image 2/2: The battery should pop up enough to rotate it toward yourself and lift it out of the lower case.
  • Use your thumbs to push the two battery retaining tabs away from the battery.

  • The battery should pop up enough to rotate it toward yourself and lift it out of the lower case.

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  • Remove the three 2.3 mm Phillips screws securing the memory cover to the lower case.

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  • Lift the memory cover slightly and pull it toward yourself to remove it from the lower case.

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Image 1/1: Two 14.7 mm shouldered Phillips.
  • Remove the following ten screws:

    • Two 14.7 mm shouldered Phillips.

    • Three 12.3 mm Phillips.

    • One 3.8 mm T8 Torx.

    • One 6.8 mm T8 Torx.

    • Three 1.3 mm Phillips.

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Image 1/2: Use your fingernails to separate the ZIF cable lock away from its socket. (Move the two brown bits down 1mm) Image 2/2: The ZIF cable lock will move about a millimeter away from the socket before it stops (see picture 2). '''Do not''' try to remove the ZIF cable lock.
  • The ZIF cable is located underneath the bottom RAM slot. If your PowerBook has both RAM slots occupied, make sure to remove the RAM chip.

  • Use your fingernails to separate the ZIF cable lock away from its socket. (Move the two brown bits down 1mm)

  • The ZIF cable lock will move about a millimeter away from the socket before it stops (see picture 2). Do not try to remove the ZIF cable lock.

The ZIF cable locks are the little grey pieces seen on the cable-side ends of the white bar. They will slide, as per detailed picture, toward the cable.

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  • Use the tip of a spudger to slide the trackpad ribbon cable out of its socket.

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Image 1/1: When replacing these screws, you must reinstall each screw in the correct order. Begin by installing the screw closest to the display hinge, and go out from there.
  • Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws from the PC card side of the PowerBook.

  • When replacing these screws, you must reinstall each screw in the correct order. Begin by installing the screw closest to the display hinge, and go out from there.

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Image 1/1: When replacing these screws, you must reinstall each screw in the correct order. Begin by installing the screw closest to the display hinge, and go out from there.
  • Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws from the DVI connector side of the PowerBook.

  • When replacing these screws, you must reinstall each screw in the correct order. Begin by installing the screw closest to the display hinge, and go out from there.

  • During reassembly, make sure to reinstall the two screws on the right into their appropriate locations, and not the DVI port anchor holes.

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  • Depress the display latch release button and open your display.

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  • Starting near the display, lift the upper case straight up off the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught.

Sometimes the "tags"/"lugs" that are around the edge of the top & bottom frame, be careful not to bend them as when putting back the covers they will not merge. I used a screwdriver to poke through the hole the screw was supposed go in & push against the "inside nut" to let the tag from the top slide down between the 2 tags. The "inside nut" is like the one right next to the ribbon cable as shown in Dia.14. The screws are from Dia. 7&8.

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in what direction does one move the ZIF cable lock? what/where is its socket?

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  • Disconnect the RJ-11 cable from the modem.

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  • If necessary, remove the strip of tape covering the speaker cables.

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Image 1/2: The ZIF cable lock will move about 1 mm and stop. '''Do not''' attempt to completely remove the ZIF cable lock. Image 2/2: The ZIF cable lock will move about 1 mm and stop. '''Do not''' attempt to completely remove the ZIF cable lock.
  • Use your fingernails or the tip of a spudger to separate the ZIF cable lock from its socket.

  • The ZIF cable lock will move about 1 mm and stop. Do not attempt to completely remove the ZIF cable lock.

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  • Pull the DC-in ribbon cable straight away from its socket.

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  • Peel the DC-in cable off the adhesive securing it to the lower case.

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Image 1/2: De-route the AirPort antenna cables from the channel in the left speaker. Image 2/2: De-route the AirPort antenna cables from the channel in the left speaker.
  • If necessary, use the tip of a spudger to remove the small piece of foam tape from the side of the left speaker.

  • De-route the AirPort antenna cables from the channel in the left speaker.

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  • Remove the single 6.9 mm T8 Torx screw securing the left speaker to the lower case.

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  • Lift the left speaker from its rear edge and maneuver it out of the lower case, minding the cables sitting in the channel near the front edge of the left speaker.

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  • Remove the single 6.9 mm T8 Torx screw securing the speaker cable ground loop to the lower case.

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  • Peel back the piece of foil tape covering the modem cable to free the speaker cable held underneath.

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  • Pull the speaker cable straight up to disconnect it from the sound card.

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Image 1/1: Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive ribbon cable connector up off the logic board.
  • In the next few steps, you will disconnect several ribbon cables that cover the right speaker cable.

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive ribbon cable connector up off the logic board.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the sound card cable connector up off the logic board.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive cable connector up off the logic board.

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Image 1/2: The ZIF cable lock will move about 1 mm and stop. '''Do not''' attempt to completely remove the ZIF cable lock. Image 2/2: The ZIF cable lock will move about 1 mm and stop. '''Do not''' attempt to completely remove the ZIF cable lock.
  • Use your fingernails or the tip of a spudger to separate the ZIF cable lock from its socket.

  • The ZIF cable lock will move about 1 mm and stop. Do not attempt to completely remove the ZIF cable lock.

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  • Pull the PRAM battery & USB board cable out of its socket.

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  • Use a spudger to de-route the display data cable from the channel in the right speaker.

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Image 1/1: Try to place the window curved-side down on your work surface to keep the adhesive around its perimeter clean.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the power button LED window off the right speaker.

  • Try to place the window curved-side down on your work surface to keep the adhesive around its perimeter clean.

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  • Remove the single T8 6.9 mm Torx screw securing the right speaker to the lower case.

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  • Lift the right speaker out of the lower case.

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Image 1/1: The clips open in different directions, so be careful to not break any off during removal.
  • De-route the speaker cable from the clips along the front edge of the logic board.

  • The clips open in different directions, so be careful to not break any off during removal.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the power cable connector by pulling it straight away from its socket on the logic board.
  • Close your PowerBook, minding any cables that may interfere, and flip it over.

  • Disconnect the power cable connector by pulling it straight away from its socket on the logic board.

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  • Disconnect the battery cable connector straight away from its socket on the logic board.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth cable connector up off the logic board.

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Image 1/1: Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the modem cable connector up off the logic board.
  • Turn the PowerBook back over.

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the modem cable connector up off the logic board.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the PC card cage cable connector up off the logic board.

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Image 1/1: Left fan cable.
  • Disconnect both of the following connectors from the logic board:

    • Left fan cable.

    • Inverter cable.

  • Be sure to pull only parallel to the face of the logic board, as pulling up on the socket will break it off the logic board.

  • When pulling these connectors away from their sockets, it is helpful to use your fingernails to pull on the ears at each side of the connector.

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Image 1/2: Three 6.8 mm T8 Torx. Image 2/2: One 3.8 mm T8 Torx.
  • Remove the following four screws securing the optical drive to the lower case:

    • Three 6.8 mm T8 Torx.

    • One 3.8 mm T8 Torx.

  • Lift the optical drive out of the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught.

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  • If necessary, remove the piece of tape securing the display data cable to the logic board.

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Image 1/1: Be sure to pull only parallel to the face of the logic board, as pulling up on the socket will break it off the logic board.
  • Pull the display data cable away from its socket to disconnect it from the logic board.

  • Be sure to pull only parallel to the face of the logic board, as pulling up on the socket will break it off the logic board.

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Image 1/1: When pulling this connector away from its socket, it is helpful to use your fingernails to pull on the ears at each side of the connector.
  • Disconnect the right fan by pulling its connector away from the socket on the logic board.

  • When pulling this connector away from its socket, it is helpful to use your fingernails to pull on the ears at each side of the connector.

  • Be sure to pull only parallel to the face of the logic board, as pulling up on the socket will break it off the logic board.

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Image 1/1: Three black 5.7 mm T8 Torx.
  • Remove the following 12 screws:

    • Three black 5.7 mm T8 Torx.

    • Three 7 mm T8 Torx with spring washers.

    • Three 6.8 mm T8 Torx.

    • Three 3.8 mm T8 Torx.

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Image 1/1: If any resistance is felt when prying up on the logic board, we recommend softening the thermal paste by heating the board with a hair dryer before prying further.
  • If necessary, use a spudger to pry up the left edge of the logic board to separate the solidified thermal paste from the heat sink.

  • If any resistance is felt when prying up on the logic board, we recommend softening the thermal paste by heating the board with a hair dryer before prying further.

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  • Lift the logic board from its left edge and rotate it toward the right side of the lower case.

  • The logic board on this model has a tendency to get caught on the lower case near the DVI port at the upper right corner. If it catches as you are rotating it, stop to avoid bending and breaking the logic board.

  • Rotate the logic board until it is nearly vertical, and wiggle it around until it releases from the lower case.

  • When reinstalling your logic board, be sure to apply thermal paste to the CPU. Our thermal paste guide makes it easy.

  • Only replace the gray thermal paste on the CPU. The white thermal material on the GPU chips can be reused.

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Image 1/1: The modem cable is now completely free and can be removed.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the modem cable connector up off the modem.

  • The modem cable is now completely free and can be removed.

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Image 1/2: Lift the modem straight up off the studs on the PC card cage. Image 2/2: Lift the modem straight up off the studs on the PC card cage.
  • Use a 4 mm nut driver to remove the two nuts securing the modem to the PC card cage.

  • Lift the modem straight up off the studs on the PC card cage.

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  • Use the tip of a spudger to peel back the small strip of copper tape off the edge of the PC card cage near the side of the lower case.

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Image 1/2: The two longer shouldered screws belong in the end of the PC card cage closest to the logic board. Image 2/2: Lift the PC card cage by its center piece and maneuver it out of the lower case.
  • Remove the four Phillips screws securing the PC card cage to the lower case.

  • The two longer shouldered screws belong in the end of the PC card cage closest to the logic board.

  • Lift the PC card cage by its center piece and maneuver it out of the lower case.

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  • When reinstalling your PC card cage, be sure to insert the post sticking up from the PC card release button into the hole in the black plastic release mechanism on the PC card cage.

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  • Use the tip of a spudger to press the metal pressure connector down through the hole in the AirPort/Bluetooth board and lift it out from the lower case.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to bend the bracket attached to the top right corner of the AirPort/Bluetooth board.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth board off the adhesive securing it to the lower case.

  • Be careful not to bend the bracket attached to the top right corner of the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

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Image 1/1: Don't forget to reapply this piece of tape during reassembly. It insulates the bare antenna connectors from the metal PC card cage.
  • If necessary, remove the piece of tape and EMI foam covering the AirPort/Bluetooth antennas.

  • Don't forget to reapply this piece of tape during reassembly. It insulates the bare antenna connectors from the metal PC card cage.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors off the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

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Image 1/1: Remove four T6 Torx screws from the left display hinge.
  • Before proceeding, be sure your display is perpendicular to the lower case.

  • Remove four T6 Torx screws from the left display hinge.

  • We intentionally have you leave one screw in the left display hinge to aid in disassembly.

  • The screw holding the plastic display cable bracket to the lower case is shorter than the rest.

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Image 1/1: We intentionally have you leave one screw in the right display hinge to aid in disassembly.
  • Remove four T6 Torx screws from the right display hinge.

  • We intentionally have you leave one screw in the right display hinge to aid in disassembly.

  • The screw holding the plastic display cable bracket to the lower case is shorter than the rest.

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  • While supporting the display with one hand, remove the last two T6 Torx screws from the display hinges.

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Image 1/1: Check out our [guide|1049|display install tips|stepid=5653] to help properly reinstall your display.
  • Lift the display straight up from the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught.

  • Check out our display install tips to help properly reinstall your display.

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  • Remove the two T8 Torx screws securing the DC-in board to the lower case.

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Image 1/1: It may be necessary to use a spudger to pry the board away from the aluminum frame attached to the lower case.
  • Pull the DC-in board away from the left side of the lower case and set it aside.

  • It may be necessary to use a spudger to pry the board away from the aluminum frame attached to the lower case.

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Image 1/1: The screw in the upper right corner is shorter than the others.
  • Remove seven Torx T8 screws from the heat sink and fan assembly.

  • The screw in the upper right corner is shorter than the others.

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Image 1/1: Lift the heat sink and fan assembly out of the lower case.
  • Lift the heat sink and fan assembly out of the lower case.

  • Lift the heat sink and fan assembly out of the lower case.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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