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Apple Powerbook 5300 Keyboard Replacement

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How to remove and replace the keyboard on the Apple Powerbook 5300.

  • Author: Scott
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Removal of the keyboard requires little technical skill, and only the removal of three screws.

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Step 1 Keyboard  ¶ 

Turn the laptop over and remove the three T8 torx screws from the bottom panel.

Step 1 Keyboard  ¶ 

  • Turn the laptop over and remove the three T8 torx screws from the bottom panel.

Step 2  ¶ 

Turn the laptop back over and open the monitor.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Turn the laptop back over and open the monitor.

  • With the monitor facing towards you, gently pull up on the keyboard panel from the bottom.

  • With the keyboard turned over as pictured, carefully remove its ribbon cable from the connection port on the logic board. Use a spudger to lift the white plastic retainer about 1/16" to release the cable.