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Select a difficulty level for this entire task (including any prerequisite instructions). The difficulty ranking reflects the experience, physical dexterity, and risk involved.

Very easy

Does not require opening device.


Requires minimal disassembly and requires only basic tools like a Phillips or flat-head screwdriver.


Requires a fair amount of disassembly. This is a task that most people would not perform without instruction.


Requires significant disassembly and may require specialized tasks like soldering.

Very difficult

This task is considered quite challenging, may require specialized tasks like micro-soldering, and may risk damage to the device. If you can do this, people may call you MacGyver on occasion.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.5-1.67 GHz Battery Replacement
  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.5-1.67 GHz Upper Case Replacement

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  • 1 × Coin
  • 1 × Phillips #00 Screwdriver
  • 1 × T6 Torx Screwdriver
  • 1 × 160 GB 5400 RPM ATA Hard Drive
  • 1 × 250 GB 5400 RPM Western Digital ATA Hard Drive (New)
  • 1 × 320 GB 5400 RPM ATA Hard Drive (New)
  • 1 × G4 Aluminum 15" 1.5 1.67 GHz Hard Drive Spacer
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