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PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1-1.67 GHz Keyboard (1-1.5 GHz) Replacement

  • Autore: iRobot
  • Difficoltà: Moderato

This guide shows the hidden screws you must remove when replacing the keyboard.

Passo 1 Keyboard (1-1.5 GHz)  ¶ 

Remove the orange tape that covers the keyboard connector and ribbon.

Passo 1 Keyboard (1-1.5 GHz)  ¶ 

  • Remove the orange tape that covers the keyboard connector and ribbon.

Passo 2  ¶ 

For the following step, you only need to move the connector about 2 mm. Pushing too hard or too far will damage the connector.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • For the following step, you only need to move the connector about 2 mm. Pushing too hard or too far will damage the connector.

  • Loosen the keyboard connector by pushing the thin piece toward the keyboard, using the tips of your fingers.

Passo 3  ¶ 

Peel off the adhesive covering the back of the keyboard.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • Peel off the adhesive covering the back of the keyboard.

Passo 4  ¶ 

Remove the 14 identical Phillips screws that attach the keyboard to the metal casing.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the 14 identical Phillips screws that attach the keyboard to the metal casing.

Passo 5  ¶ 

Place the upper casing on edge and use a spudger to push the keyboard away from the casing, poking the spudger through the holes where the screws were.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Place the upper casing on edge and use a spudger to push the keyboard away from the casing, poking the spudger through the holes where the screws were.

Passo 6  ¶ 

Lay the casing flat so that the keyboard faces up and and slowly pry the keyboard up, beginning at the back edge along the 'F' keys, and moving toward the space bar.

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • Lay the casing flat so that the keyboard faces up and and slowly pry the keyboard up, beginning at the back edge along the 'F' keys, and moving toward the space bar.

Passo 7  ¶ 

Turn the casing over and work the grey keyboard ribbon through the slot.

Passo 7  ¶ 

  • Turn the casing over and work the grey keyboard ribbon through the slot.

  • Turn the casing back over and pull the freed keyboard directly up, minding the cable as it slides through the slot in the casing.