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iBook G4 12" 1.33 GHz Optical Drive Replacement

Upgrade or replace the CD, DVD, combo or SuperDrive.

Passo 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

Remove the two Phillips screws securing the metal bracket and cable to the back of the optical drive.

Passo 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the metal bracket and cable to the back of the optical drive.

Passo 2  ¶ 

Use a spudger to pry the white optical drive cable connector up from the top of the optical drive, removing tape as necessary.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger to pry the white optical drive cable connector up from the top of the optical drive, removing tape as necessary.

Passo 3  ¶ 

Remove the single Phillips screw securing the bezel at the front of the optical drive.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the bezel at the front of the optical drive.

  • This screw is longer than the two that secure the bracket and cable at the back of the drive.

Passo 4  ¶ 

The bezel has several small, fragile tabs that will break easily.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • The bezel has several small, fragile tabs that will break easily.

  • Use a spudger to carefully depress the two tabs on top of the bezel.

Passo 5  ¶ 

Hold the optical drive on its side and depress the remaining tab to free the bezel from the drive.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Hold the optical drive on its side and depress the remaining tab to free the bezel from the drive.

Passo 6  ¶ 

Turn the drive over and remove the two Phillips screws from the bracket on the side of the drive.

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • Turn the drive over and remove the two Phillips screws from the bracket on the side of the drive.

  • These screws are only partially threaded.

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