• PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1-1.5 GHz Logic Board Replacement

    Quote from cbeanenyc:

    I m stuck here. i had the logic board replaced before by "professionals" at a reputable apple authorized service provider in nyc. somehow the board is stuck to the heat sink near the left fan. i wonder if they used something else than thermal paste, like glue?

    what to do next?

    Mine was stuck like that too. I ended up getting a flathead screwdriver and carefully prying up on the edge of the logic board in the back and it came off with an awful sounding pop. It looks like the processor was attached to the heat sink with something that is probably thermal paste. It doesn't seem to be damaged, but I haven't been able to test it yet.