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iBook G3 14" Optical Drive Replacement

  • Autore: iRobot
  • Difficoltà: Difficile

Upgrade or replace the DVD or Combo drive.

Passo 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

On the bottom of the computer, remove the two Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the metal framework.

Passo 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

  • On the bottom of the computer, remove the two Phillips screws securing the optical drive to the metal framework.

  • Open the optical drive using a straightened paperclip (if it's not already opened).

Passo 2  ¶ 

The next step will probably be incredibly difficult and frustrating - get comfortable.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • The next step will probably be incredibly difficult and frustrating - get comfortable.

  • Using a small flathead screwdriver, pry up the small tab securing the faceplate to the optical drive.

Passo 3  ¶ 

Pry up the white plastic tab on the other end of the drive. Pull the optical drive faceplate off, rotating it up and down slightly to get over the remaining two tabs.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • Pry up the white plastic tab on the other end of the drive. Pull the optical drive faceplate off, rotating it up and down slightly to get over the remaining two tabs.

Passo 4  ¶ 

Turn the computer over and open the display.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • Turn the computer over and open the display.

  • Remove the three pieces of yellow tape securing the optical drive and inverter cable to the metal framework.

Passo 5  ¶ 

Pull out on the right edge of the metal casing and lift the edge of the optical drive up.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Pull out on the right edge of the metal casing and lift the edge of the optical drive up.

Passo 6  ¶ 

Free the inverter cable and Airport antenna cable from the corner of the optical drive and lift the drive up so that it stands vertical.

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • Free the inverter cable and Airport antenna cable from the corner of the optical drive and lift the drive up so that it stands vertical.

Passo 7  ¶ 

Remove the two Phillips screws and faceplate securing the large orange ribbon cable to the optical drive.

Passo 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the two Phillips screws and faceplate securing the large orange ribbon cable to the optical drive.

Passo 8  ¶ 

Disconnect the orange ribbon cable from the optical drive.

Passo 8  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the orange ribbon cable from the optical drive.

  • If you have a CD or any other object jammed in your optical drive, we have an optical drive repair guide.