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PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Rear Display Bezel Replacement

Prerequisite Only

Prerequisite Only

Please note that this guide is only a prerequisite for other guides.

Step 1 Rear Display Bezel  ¶ 

Remove the two T6 Torx screws in the lower left and lower right corners of the display securing the rear bezel to the display assembly. Remove the two T6 Torx screws in the lower left and lower right corners of the display securing the rear bezel to the display assembly.

Step 1 Rear Display Bezel  ¶ 

  • Remove the two T6 Torx screws in the lower left and lower right corners of the display securing the rear bezel to the display assembly.

Step 2  ¶ 

Insert the spudger between the left edge of the front display bezel and the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel, with the edge of the tool angled toward the LCD. Rotate the tool away from the LCD to pop the rear bezel off the tabs on the front display bezel. Work along the left edge of the display until the rear bezel is evenly separated from the front bezel.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Insert the spudger between the left edge of the front display bezel and the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel, with the edge of the tool angled toward the LCD.

  • Rotate the tool away from the LCD to pop the rear bezel off the tabs on the front display bezel.

  • Work along the left edge of the display until the rear bezel is evenly separated from the front bezel.

Step 3  ¶ 

Insert a spudger between the right edge of the front display bezel and the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel, with the edge of the tool angled toward the LCD. Rotate the tool away from the LCD to pop the rear bezel off the tabs on the front display bezel.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Insert a spudger between the right edge of the front display bezel and the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel, with the edge of the tool angled toward the LCD.

  • Rotate the tool away from the LCD to pop the rear bezel off the tabs on the front display bezel.

  • Work along the right edge of the display until the rear bezel is evenly separated from the front bezel.

Step 4  ¶ 

Insert a spudger between the top edge of the front display bezel and the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel, with the edge of the tool angled toward the LCD. Rotate the tool away from the LCD to pop the rear bezel off the tabs on the front display bezel.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Insert a spudger between the top edge of the front display bezel and the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel, with the edge of the tool angled toward the LCD.

  • Rotate the tool away from the LCD to pop the rear bezel off the tabs on the front display bezel.

  • Work along the top edge of the display until the rear bezel is evenly separated from the front bezel.

Step 5  ¶ 

Insert a spudger in the space between the front bezel and the rear display bezel near the top left corner. Release the clip by rotating the spudger away from the screen.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Insert a spudger in the space between the front bezel and the rear display bezel near the top left corner.

  • Release the clip by rotating the spudger away from the screen.

  • Repeat this process on the top right corner of the display.

  • These clips are especially tough to undo, and may take some extra force to remove them.

Step 6  ¶ 

Lift the top edge of the rear display bezel slightly. Slide the rear display bezel away from you to undo the last few clips. Rotate the rear display bezel off, and lay it next to the display.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Lift the top edge of the rear display bezel slightly.

  • Slide the rear display bezel away from you to undo the last few clips.

  • Rotate the rear display bezel off, and lay it next to the display.

  • The rear bezel is still connected to the display via ribbon cables on the botom edge.