Introduction

Remove your rear display bezel to access your display's internals.

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

  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

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Use a 1.5mm hex screwdriver to remove the two hex screws on either side of the display (four screws total). If you don't have a 1.5mm hex driver, you can probably get these screws out with a T6 Torx screwdriver. However, if you use a T6 Torx driver you'll be more likely to strip the screws.
  • Use a 1.5mm hex screwdriver to remove the two hex screws on either side of the display (four screws total).

  • If you don't have a 1.5mm hex driver, you can probably get these screws out with a T6 Torx screwdriver. However, if you use a T6 Torx driver you'll be more likely to strip the screws.

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Insert the flat end of a spudger perpendicular to the face of the display into the gap between the front and rear bezels near the upper left corner of the display. Rotate the spudger away from the display to pry the rear bezel off the front bezel.
  • Insert the flat end of a spudger perpendicular to the face of the display into the gap between the front and rear bezels near the upper left corner of the display.

  • Rotate the spudger away from the display to pry the rear bezel off the front bezel.

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Run your spudger along the top edge of the front display bezel to evenly separate the two bezels.
  • Run your spudger along the top edge of the front display bezel to evenly separate the two bezels.

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Working down from the upper left corner, use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear bezel away from the left edge of the display. Working down from the upper left corner, use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear bezel away from the left edge of the display.
  • Working down from the upper left corner, use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear bezel away from the left edge of the display.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear bezel away from the right edge of the display.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear bezel away from the right edge of the display.

  • If necessary, pry along the bottom edge of the rear bezel to separate it from the display assembly.

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Lift the rear bezel off the display assembly.
  • Lift the rear bezel off the display assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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Anyone suffering from a broken iBook G3 screen should start with this approach.

There is no need to take ANY of the lower body apart in order to replace the LCD.

Just remove the rear display bezel as per this set of instructions, then find the iFixit instruction set for replacing the LCD.

You'll have a new screen installed in about 8 steps and 10 minutes instead of the 36 steps and 2 hours it takes to remove the hinge assembly of the display first (requiring the lower body disassembly.

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