Introduction

Replace a broken LCD/Backlight with the display still attached to your iBook.

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

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  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Rotate the spudger away from the display to pry the rear bezel off the front bezel. Image 2/2: 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.

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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.

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Image 1/1: If necessary, pry along the bottom edge of the rear bezel to separate it from the display assembly.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Remove the small pieces of yellow tape securing the thin metal LCD cover to the display. Image 2/2: Remove the large piece of tape near the right display hinge.
  • Close the display.

  • Remove the small pieces of yellow tape securing the thin metal LCD cover to the display.

  • Remove the large piece of tape near the right display hinge.

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Image 1/2: Remove the piece of foil tape near the center of the thin metal LCD cover. Image 2/2: Remove the piece of foil tape near the center of the thin metal LCD cover.
  • Remove the tape covering the inverter cable connector.

  • Remove the piece of foil tape near the center of the thin metal LCD cover.

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Image 1/2: Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small spacer under the screw you just removed. Image 2/2: Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small spacer under the screw you just removed.
  • Remove the Phillips screw near the right display hinge.

  • Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small spacer under the screw you just removed.

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Image 1/2: Remove the small piece of tape holding the display data cable ground strap to the LCD cover. Image 2/2: Remove the small piece of tape holding the display data cable ground strap to the LCD cover.
  • Pull the foil/braided pieces of tape off the aluminum frame of the clutch hinges. Leave the tape attached to the thin steel LCD cover.

  • Remove the small piece of tape holding the display data cable ground strap to the LCD cover.

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  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the left and right sides of the LCD to the frame of the clutch hinges (four screws total).

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  • Carefully remove the thin steel LCD cover.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the display data cable by pulling the cable away from the socket on the LCD. Image 2/2: Disconnect the display data cable by pulling the cable away from the socket on the LCD.
  • Remove the long piece of tape securing the display data cable to the LCD.

  • Disconnect the display data cable by pulling the cable away from the socket on the LCD.

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Image 1/1: It is helpful to use a spudger to push the backlight connector away from its socket while you lightly pull its cables away from the inverter.
  • Disconnect the backlight cable from the inverter.

  • It is helpful to use a spudger to push the backlight connector away from its socket while you lightly pull its cables away from the inverter.

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Image 1/3: Lift the LCD out of the display assembly. Image 2/3: Lift the LCD out of the display assembly. Image 3/3: Lift the LCD out of the display assembly.
  • Open the display.

  • Lift the LCD out of the display assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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