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.
"Tri-Wing Screws"? I don't see a "Tri-Wing Screwdriver" listed in the "Tools" section.
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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.
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.
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?...*kaboom*)