Notes

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Upper Case Replacement

    In the picture, the foil is already gone. If your computer has been taken apart previously, as apparently ours has, the foil may be already gone. The photo is missing the markers that are needed to see what they are talking about, but these two connectors are near the left side. The speaker cable has a red and black wire, and the microphone connector has three grayish white wires.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Upper Case Replacement

    This is not as easy as it looks. You see the four slots in the picturer there -- the two on the end are partially covered by the technician's left and right thumbs. Those are attached to plastic clips that need to be disengaged. You can access the two inside the batter compartment and disengage them using a small flat-head screwdriver, but the two on the left are not accessible. I finally got them to disengage by pulling up near the trackpad.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Metal Framework Replacement

    Well, obviously there is a mistake in step 33 since the "One 3 mm" and "Two 3.5 mm" are both shown as red, while the photo shows one red circle and two orange circles. In fact, I believe that the "One 3 mm" screw, which is the one that should be red, is in fact 4 mm, and the "Two 3.5 mm" screws are actually in the two orange circles.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Metal Framework Replacement

    Note that the display connector (black rectangle, second from left of the six) has a flexible black plastic handle on top which you can safely pull on.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Metal Framework Replacement

    Actually you are removing a "hard drive assembly", which consists of the hard drive plus a mounting bracket and flex cable.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Metal Framework Replacement

    These two screws are black.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Logic Board Replacement

    When you remove the logic board, note that there is an EMI finger surrounding the connectors on the left side. Now here is the important part: When reassembling, remember to reinstall this EMI finger!

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Keyboard Replacement

    I would not pull up on the ribbon as is being done in the picture. Note that the black pastic base that you see is the connector part that is permanently attached to the ribbon cable. Use a small screwdriver or spudger alternately on each end of the black plastic base to pry and rock it upwards.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Heat Sink Replacement

    Not sure what they mean by "thread it around". I would say that you simply lift it up a little so that you'll be able to slide the heat sink assembly out from under it in the next step.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Heat Sink Replacement

    The middle of the three 6 mm screws (orange circles) is hiding under the cable. Actually you need to do step 24 first, so you can access it.