Introduction

This motherboard includes all ports on the right side except USB.

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

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Remove the following ten screws:
  • 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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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 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.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to slide the trackpad ribbon cable out of its socket.

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Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws from the PC card side of the PowerBook.
  • 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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Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws from the DVI connector side of the PowerBook.
  • 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. Depress the display latch release button and open your display.
  • 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. Starting near the display, lift the upper case straight up off the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught.
  • 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.
  • Disconnect the RJ-11 cable from the modem.

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

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

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

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

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

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Use the tip of a spudger to pry the power button LED window off the right speaker.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lift the right speaker out of the lower case.

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De-route the speaker cable from the clips along the front edge of the logic board.
  • 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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Close your PowerBook, minding any cables that may interfere, and flip it over.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth cable connector up off the logic board.

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

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Disconnect both of the following connectors from the logic board:
  • 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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Remove the following four screws securing the optical drive to the lower case: Three 6.8 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.
  • If necessary, remove the piece of tape securing the display data cable to the logic board.

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Pull the display data cable away from its socket to disconnect it from 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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Disconnect the right fan by pulling its connector away from the socket on the logic board.
  • 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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Remove the following 12 screws:
  • 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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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 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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Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up. Pull the chip directly out from its connectors.
  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

  • Pull the chip directly out from its connectors.

  • If there is a second RAM chip installed, pop it out in the same manner.

  • If you need to mount the logic board back into the heat sink, we have a thermal paste guide that makes replacing the thermal compound easy.

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Conclusion

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

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