Introduction

Replace your modem to regain dial-up internet access.

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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If necessary, peel back the strip of aluminum tape covering the modem cable.
  • If necessary, peel back the strip of aluminum tape covering the modem cable.

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

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Disconnect the RJ-11 cable from the modem.
  • Disconnect the RJ-11 cable from the modem.

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Use a 4 mm nut driver to remove the two nuts securing the modem to the PC card cage.
  • Use a 4 mm nut driver to remove the two nuts securing the modem to the PC card cage.

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

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Conclusion

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

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