iBook G3 12" RAM Replacement

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This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

One RAM slot will accept PC100 or PC133 chips up to 512 MB.

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

Edit Step 2 Keyboard  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2 Keyboard  ¶ 

  • Pull the keyboard release tabs 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.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • If the computer does not have an Airport card installed, skip the next two steps.

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

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 2.5 mm Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 9 RAM  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9 RAM  ¶ 

  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

  • Pull the chip directly out from its connectors.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the iBook G3 12" device page.

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Note: The cable may have adhesive holding it to a shield. Pull in an upward direction gently, with an evenly distributed force across the cable until it comes loose from the shield.

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