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PowerBook G3 Pismo Processor Replacement

  • Author: iRobot
  • Difficulty: Easy

This processor is not soldered to the logic board, and installing a replacement is very easy. There are processor upgrades that enable you to turn your Pismo into a G4.

Step 1 Processor  ¶ 

Grasp the plastic tab on the processor's right side and pull it directly up.

Step 1 Processor  ¶ 

  • Grasp the plastic tab on the processor's right side and pull it directly up.

  • Some processors may be missing the plastic pull tab. In this case, we suggest using a non-metal tool to gently pry up the processor. Slip the tool's thin edge under the front right corner of the processor and carefully pry it up.

Step 2  ¶ 

Your laptop should look approximately like this.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.