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iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz RAM Replacement

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  1. iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz RAM Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz RAM Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

    • Lift the battery out of the computer.

  2. iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz RAM Replacement, Keyboard: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the keyboard release tabs (shown in yellow) 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 (shown in orange) 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.

  3. iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz RAM Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Loosen the four silver Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.

    • These screws will not come out all the way. The screws are held captive to the RAM shield to prevent them from getting lost.

  4. iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz RAM Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the RAM shield from the computer.

    • The four captive screws will come out with the RAM shield.

  5. iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz RAM Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the keyboard cable up from the logic board, holding the cable as close to the connector as possible.

    • When reassembling your iBook, make sure that you reconnect the keyboard cable before replacing the RAM shield.

  6. iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz RAM Replacement, RAM: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  7. iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz RAM Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the chip directly out from its socket.

Conclusion

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

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