iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz RAM Replacement

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  • Author: iRobot
  • Difficulty: Easy

One RAM slot will accept PC2100 or PC2700 chips up to 1 GB.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

Edit Step 3 Keyboard  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 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 4  ¶ 

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  • If the computer has an AirPort card installed, follow the next three steps to remove it.

  • Push the wire clasp away from the AirPort card and toward the display, then rotate up to free it from the RAM shield.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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  • Grasp the clear plastic tab on the AirPort card and pull toward the display.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the four silver Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

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

  • Make sure that you reconnect the keyboard cable before replacing the RAM shield.

Edit Step 10 RAM  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10 RAM  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • 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 G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz device page.

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