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The third wire from underneath the frame is routed over the fan. The thread I found where I had posted that I got it running, along with everything I did (and suggest you do) as well as some followup information, will be found Then, transfer your finger to the left edge of the key and lift up to pull the key off. emanmb - 12/22/2009 Reply They must have stopped using the foil tape. my review here

The post(s) may have popped off the logic board once you removed the screws. kristinaksmith - 08/25/2009 Reply Quote from gregk: Is anything can be done if I brooked the power sockets in the logic board during hard drive changing? The metal cube is a part of the connector and stays with the cable. Joey - 06/19/2010 Reply Add a comment Add Comment 1024 Step 30 Edit Lift the hard drive up and out of the computer.

The photo is missing the markers that are needed to see what they are talking about, but these two connectors are near the left side. Anonymous form close (x) Front Page Mac Blog iOS Blog Roundups AirPort Apple Car Apple Deals Apple Pay Apple Stores Apple TV Apple VR Project Use your thumbs to push both battery release tabs away so that the edge of the battery lifts up. Make sure you're pulling only on the connector and not on the socket. 2 comments Note that the display connector (black rectangle, second from left of the six) has a flexible

The disc cleaner totally worked. Apple. Reply With Quote 01-31-2005,11:32 AM #7 jplace Guest I've had the same issue on my PBG4. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply iThinkergoiMac, May 19, 2010 iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030 Joined: Jan 20, 2010 Location: Terra #7 You hold the mouse

Everything worked fine without doing this step. One comment I think the picture here could be improved? Note: For reassembly the two screws have long necks. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/powerbook-g4-superdrive-wont-accept-discs.478246/ Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

Home/Forum New Posts Unanswered Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts Articles Product Reviews Advertise Contact Us Deals Advanced Search Forum Apple Hardware Apple Notebooks Powerbook G4 superdrive problem When I put in my Leopard install DVD to install over the existing 10.4 Tiger, the disc spun up, but would not mount - would not eject - and when I emanmb - 12/22/2009 Reply Add a comment Add Comment 1024 Step 12 Upper Case Edit Remove the three 2.5mm Phillips screws from within the battery compartment. it's seems like a metal top obstruct it , because upper case bend when I try to pull out !!

One comment Where can I get a replacement clip for the ribbon cable? https://macosx.com/threads/powerbook-g4-cd-dvd-drive-not-recognized.293906/ One 10 mm Phillips in the upper right corner. It is easy to pull the plug with the red and black leads (the power) out of the motherboard. I bought a DVD lens cleaner (just a disc with brushes on the 'play' surface) and a can of compressed air, from Maplins.

Ya!! =-)I broke down and called Apple and bought the AppleCare for my MacBook Pro and I spent almost 2 hours on the phone, but we fixed my drive. this page All rights reserved. I would say that you simply lift it up a little so that you'll be able to slide the heat sink assembly out from under it in the next step. Is this what I'm supposed to remove?

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  • Andrew Harris - 03/22/2010 Reply upper case won't go out ....
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  • I was able to get mine off with just my fingers and finger nails.

All I did was re-apply thermal paste to the CPU and thermal pads to the GPU and Northbridge chip, and them put on the heatsink without the two spring screws. how to tear down it correctly ? They also sell replacement drives for your baby. http://europrolink.com/powerbook-g4/powerbook-g4-12-trackpad-not-working.php In fact I took a blank sheet of paper and did a step by step guide to all screws I took out and then put the screws next to each step

Three 6 mm Phillips near the display. I switched the optical drive cable - twice. I will use an external optical drive if I ever need one.

so their's my story for the day.

WHEN YOU PROCEED TO STEP 16, JUST LIFT TOP OFF CAREFULLY AND LAY BESIDE LEFT SIDE! Am I missing something here, or am I to assume a fault in the IDE controller of the logic board? shon - 11/18/2009 Reply at keyboard left I've a metal piece not show in any powerbook G4 12"... One 15 mm Phillips in the upper middle of the keyboard area.

springboard - 03/25/2009 Reply Quote from zdavatz: What is an EMI Finger??? Some drives are dusty, try the cleaning. As far as I can tell, someone has taken apart my PBG$ HiRes 1.67ghz before. useful reference Or anybody have any ideas to what I could do, I wanted to change my harddrive..

Expert Support. Patience. THANK YOU! It can read and write to any kind of media again, just like when brand new.

Pulling directly on the cable will either separate the cable from its connector or the socket from the logic board. Let us know a. My G3 reads them just fine. The most important tool you'll need is patience - bag full of patience!!

The HD I had initially installed seems to function fine in an external housing, and as a matter of fact, works fine internally as well, except for the not-recognized optical drive. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply (You must log in or sign up to post here.) Show Ignored Content Share This Page Log in Send us an email b. These pins slotted in two holes on the board to align.

Our exclusive installation video shows you how. 17" Installation Videos View installation videos 15" Installation Videos View installation videos OWC ProfessionalInstallation Service This is the exact same type of Super-MultiDrive that jerrykrinock - 06/13/2009 Reply Also there are two small cables on the right side that need to be removed and then reinserted when removing and installed the top case back. If your computer has been taken apart previously, as apparently ours has, the foil may be already gone.