iBook G3 14" Airport Card Replacement

  • Author: iRobot
  • Difficulty: Easy

Install an original Airport 802.11b card internally.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

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 Airport Card  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

Edit Step 2 Airport Card  ¶ 

  • 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  ¶ 

Image 1/1: If your computer does not have an Airport card installed, skip to the RAM shield removal step.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • If your computer does not have an Airport card installed, skip to the RAM shield removal step.

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

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Grasp the clear plastic tab on the Airport card and pull toward the right.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Hold the Airport card in one hand and use your other hand to remove the antenna cable.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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

Conclusion

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

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