Tiger - remove old adminHi. About 18 months ago I bought a used iBook G4 14" laptop with Tiger installed and on "Replacement DVD" media with the inte...
Can I replace retention "washer" for battery screw?I have an iBook G4 14" laptop I bought used to give my 8 yo granddaughter for Christmas. I replaced the battery and power ada...
Answer to: Can I replace retention "washer" for battery screw?While the answer is likely correct, and $20 or less is a reasonable amount to spend, since this issue is almost entirely cosmetic, I decided to avoid the agida of dismantling the laptop to replace the lower casing. Instead, I made sure the battery was securely locked, set the screw flush with the case (the retention washer is mostly just cracked) and afixed a mylar sticker over the screw hole. Hopefully there will be no reason to remove the (brand new) battery for quite some time. When that need develops, the sticker can be removed, the screw gently pried out, and the latch moved with a toothpick. When the battery is reinserted, my procedure can be repeated (with a new sticker, natch). Not elegant, but functional, quick, and cheap. -Sam