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iBook G3 14" Keyboard Replacement

  • Author: iRobot
  • Difficulty: Easy

Replacing this keyboard is easy and takes only a few minutes.

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Step 1 Keyboard  ¶ 

Pull the keyboard release tabs (highlighted in red) toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

Step 1 Keyboard  ¶ 

  • Pull the keyboard release tabs (highlighted in red) toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

  • If the keyboard does not come free, use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the keyboard locking screw 180 degrees in either direction and try again.

  • Flip the keyboard over, away from the screen, and rest it face-down on the trackpad area.

Step 2  ¶ 

If your computer does not have an AirPort card installed, skip to the RAM shield removal step.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • If your computer does not have an AirPort card installed, skip to the RAM shield removal step.

  • Push the wire clasp toward the AirPort card and pull it up to free it from the RAM shield.

Step 3  ¶ 

Grasp the clear plastic tab on the AirPort card and pull toward the right.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Grasp the clear plastic tab on the AirPort card and pull toward the right.

Step 4  ¶ 

Hold the AirPort card in one hand and use your other hand to remove the antenna cable.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Hold the AirPort card in one hand and use your other hand to remove the antenna cable.

Step 5  ¶ 

Remove the two Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the two Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.

Step 6  ¶ 

Grasp the metal bracket on top of the RAM shield and pull upward to remove the shield.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Grasp the metal bracket on top of the RAM shield and pull upward to remove the shield.

Step 7  ¶ 

Pull the keyboard cable up from the logic board, holding the cable as close to the connector as possible.

Step 7  ¶ 

  • Pull the keyboard cable up from the logic board, holding the cable as close to the connector as possible.