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iBook G4 12" 800 MHz-1.2 GHz Inverter/AirPort Cables Replacement

Use this guide to replace your inverter/AirPort cables.

Passo 1 Inverter/AirPort Cables  ¶ 

Remove the two pieces of tape covering the inverter/AirPort cables along the lower edge of the display.

Passo 1 Inverter/AirPort Cables  ¶ 

  • Remove the two pieces of tape covering the inverter/AirPort cables along the lower edge of the display.

Passo 2  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to push the backlight connector while gently pulling its cables away from the socket on the inverter. Lift the LCD out of the front bezel and set it aside.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to push the backlight connector while gently pulling its cables away from the socket on the inverter.

  • Lift the LCD out of the front bezel and set it aside.

Passo 3  ¶ 

Remove the three Phillips screws securing the reed switch board and the AirPort antenna to the front bezel. If you have a 1.33 GHz 12" G4 iBook, the reed switch board is located near the optical drive. Please skip to the next step.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the three Phillips screws securing the reed switch board and the AirPort antenna to the front bezel.

  • If you have a 1.33 GHz 12" G4 iBook, the reed switch board is located near the optical drive. Please skip to the next step.

  • De-route the reed switch/AirPort antenna cables around the side of the display.

Passo 4  ¶ 

Gently peel the inverter cable ground strap off the cast aluminum frame of the clutch hinges. While pulling the inverter cable away from its socket on the inverter board, use the tip of a spudger to push the connector out of its socket. If the connector won't budge from its socket, insert a metal spudger or similar tool into the gap between the connector and its socket and twist to separate the two pieces.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • Gently peel the inverter cable ground strap off the cast aluminum frame of the clutch hinges.

  • While pulling the inverter cable away from its socket on the inverter board, use the tip of a spudger to push the connector out of its socket.

  • If the connector won't budge from its socket, insert a metal spudger or similar tool into the gap between the connector and its socket and twist to separate the two pieces.

Passo 5  ¶ 

Remove the two Phillips screws securing the AirPort antenna to the front bezel. De-route the AirPort antenna cable along the edge of the display.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the AirPort antenna to the front bezel.

  • De-route the AirPort antenna cable along the edge of the display.

Passo 6  ¶ 

If you have a 1.33 GHz 12" G4 iBook, simply remove the Inverter/AirPort cables. For all other models, use the flat end of a spudger to remove the antenna board from the front bezel.

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • If you have a 1.33 GHz 12" G4 iBook, simply remove the Inverter/AirPort cables.

  • For all other models, use the flat end of a spudger to remove the antenna board from the front bezel.

  • The antenna board is very thin and delicate.

  • Remove the inverter/AirPort cables.