I've got a PowerBook G4 whose battery release turnscrew just fell out along with two small metal rings (trim pieces for that ...
I actually still have mine. The stem knob has lost most of its plating and is a bit corroded but the watch still works.
Thankfully, I haven't had to expose it to Yosemite which would have totally fubar'd it.
I found the flat cable (display to motherboard) easier to remove (and, more importantly, to replace) if I first removed the tape from the back of the display and disconnected the cable from that end instead of from the end that connects to the motherboard.
"Tri-Wing Screws"? I don't see a "Tri-Wing Screwdriver" listed in the "Tools" section.
So the trick is to take off the front without breaking the tabs. We're awaiting the solution. :D
PS Thanks for going through this process for us. Seems something like the bomb-disposal squad. ("What's that noise?...*kaboo
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Is it possible to drop in a quad core later? I am thinking about getting this one and dropping in the quad later when I have the money.
Oh, a wonderful idea! I'd love to see the iFixit folks give this a try and report on the change in performance. Then they could sell us the proper CPU and provide the instructions for accomplishing the task.