Introduction

This repair guide will give you step by step instructions on how to remove the Macintosh PowerBook 1400c Monitor.

On the bottom of the device, locate the battery release latch near the front.
  • On the bottom of the device, locate the battery release latch near the front.

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Slide the latch to the left in order to release the battery.
  • Slide the latch to the left in order to release the battery.

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While still holding the latch, grasp the battery and gently pull on the battery enclosure until it begins to slide out from the front of the device.
  • While still holding the latch, grasp the battery and gently pull on the battery enclosure until it begins to slide out from the front of the device.

  • Place the battery aside

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Once you remove the battery, identify the CD-ROM Drive latch.
  • Once you remove the battery, identify the CD-ROM Drive latch.

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Pull the latch to the right.
  • Pull the latch to the right.

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While still pulling the latch, pull the CD-ROM Drive out.
  • While still pulling the latch, pull the CD-ROM Drive out.

  • You have now removed the CD-ROM Drive.

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Locate the speaker cover.
  • Locate the speaker cover.

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Grab each end of the cover and slide to the left.
  • Grab each end of the cover and slide to the left.

I found it was easy to get a spudger over the left edge and lift it up a bit, then push the bar to the left, It pops right off after that.

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Pull up on the speaker cover to remove it.
  • Pull up on the speaker cover to remove it.

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Lift the keyboard up from the back using a spudger.
  • Lift the keyboard up from the back using a spudger.

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Pull up until only the ribbon cable remains attached.
  • Pull up until only the ribbon cable remains attached.

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Lift up the keyboard and tilt it forward.
  • Lift up the keyboard and tilt it forward.

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Locate the six screws on heat sink.
  • Locate the six screws on heat sink.

This is not necessary to remove the HDD. Go directly to step 20.

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That isn't the HDD!

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Use the Philips #1 screwdriver to remove the screws from heat sink.
  • Use the Philips #1 screwdriver to remove the screws from heat sink.

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Lift the heat sink from the back.
  • Lift the heat sink from the back.

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Remove the heat sink.
  • Remove the heat sink.

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Gently pull up the beige ribbon lock on each side to unlock the ribbon cable from its connector. Pull up the lock a short distance, and then the cable will be free.
  • Gently pull up the beige ribbon lock on each side to unlock the ribbon cable from its connector. Pull up the lock a short distance, and then the cable will be free.

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Remove the ribbon cable.
  • Remove the ribbon cable.

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Completely remove keyboard.
  • Completely remove keyboard.

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Identify the right and left monitor end caps.
  • Identify the right and left monitor end caps.

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Pry off the end caps by putting a spudger between the monitor hinge and the end cap and prying outwards.
  • Pry off the end caps by putting a spudger between the monitor hinge and the end cap and prying outwards.

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Once the end cap has been loosened by the spudger, pull outwards on the end caps.
  • Once the end cap has been loosened by the spudger, pull outwards on the end caps.

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Completely remove both end caps.
  • Completely remove both end caps.

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Identify the 4 total screw under the end caps (2 under each end cap).
  • Identify the 4 total screw under the end caps (2 under each end cap).

    • The two outside 16mm long screws

    • The two inside 5.4mm long screws

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Lay the monitor all the way back.
  • Lay the monitor all the way back.

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Remove the 4 screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 4 screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Identify the center cap of the monitor.
  • Identify the center cap of the monitor.

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Pry the center cap off by placing the spudger between the hinge and the center cap and prying upwards.
  • Pry the center cap off by placing the spudger between the hinge and the center cap and prying upwards.

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Detach the center cap completely.
  • Detach the center cap completely.

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Identify the one 12.6mm long screw under the center cap.
  • Identify the one 12.6mm long screw under the center cap.

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Remove the center screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the center screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Lift upwards on the metal cover under the screw.
  • Lift upwards on the metal cover under the screw.

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Completely remove the metal cover.
  • Completely remove the metal cover.

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Identify where the left and right monitor cords are attached to the logic board
  • Identify where the left and right monitor cords are attached to the logic board

    • The base of the left monitor cord

    • The base of the right monitor cord

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To detach the left monitor cord grab the left monitor cord at the base of the cord and pull vertically up.
  • To detach the left monitor cord grab the left monitor cord at the base of the cord and pull vertically up.

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Completely detach the left monitor cord from the logic board.
  • Completely detach the left monitor cord from the logic board.

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To detach the right monitor cord grab the right monitor cord at the base of the cord and pull vertically up.
  • To detach the right monitor cord grab the right monitor cord at the base of the cord and pull vertically up.

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Completely detach the right monitor cord from the logic board.
  • Completely detach the right monitor cord from the logic board.

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Completely remove the monitor from the computer.
  • Completely remove the monitor from the computer.

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Conclusion

Once the monitor has been removed, to attach the new monitor follow these instructions in reverse order.

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