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iBook G4 12" 1.33 GHz Upper Case Replacement

Changing the top case will also give you a new trackpad.

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Adım 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

Remove the two 3 mm Phillips screws inside the left edge of the battery tray.

Adım 1 Upper Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 3 mm Phillips screws inside the left edge of the battery tray.

  • Three 3 mm Phillips around the battery compartment.

  • Three 4.5 mm Phillips along the optical drive bezel. (a magnetic screwdriver may help to lift these screws out)

  • One 12 mm Phillips in the lower right corner.

  • Four 14.5 mm Phillips.

Adım 2  ¶ 

We recommend placing the computer on a soft cloth from this point on to prevent damaging the logic board.

Adım 2  ¶ 

  • We recommend placing the computer on a soft cloth from this point on to prevent damaging the logic board.

  • Turn over the computer and open it.

  • Use the flat side of a flathead screwdriver to remove the small magnet covering a screw near the middle of the computer.

  • The shorter screw goes in the lower left corner.

Adım 3  ¶ 

Remove the following 7 screws from the edges of the keyboard area.

Adım 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the following 7 screws from the edges of the keyboard area.

  • Three 2 mm Phillips along the right edge.

  • One 4.5 mm Phillips underneath where the magnet was.

  • One 6 mm Phillips with a small head in the lower left corner.

  • Two 6 mm Phillips with large heads, one in the upper left corner and one in the middle.

Adım 4  ¶ 

Before you can yank the upper case off, you must disconnect the trackpad connector, the blue and white power cable, and speaker cable as described in the next steps. Be especially careful with these cables; never pull directly on the cables, but use a spudger to pry up the connector directly.

Adım 4  ¶ 

  • Before you can yank the upper case off, you must disconnect the trackpad connector, the blue and white power cable, and speaker cable as described in the next steps. Be especially careful with these cables; never pull directly on the cables, but use a spudger to pry up the connector directly.

  • Carefully lift the upper case slightly and move it toward the front of the computer to reveal the trackpad connector. Use a spudger or your finger to disconnect the trackpad connector hidden beneath the white plastic tab.

  • After disconnecting the track pad connector, carefully rotate the upper case away from you and rest it against the display.

Adım 5  ¶ 

The connectors at the ends of the following cables are attached very firmly to the sockets on the logic board. Pulling directly on the cable will either separate the cable from its connector or the socket from the logic board.

Adım 5  ¶ 

  • The connectors at the ends of the following cables are attached very firmly to the sockets on the logic board. Pulling directly on the cable will either separate the cable from its connector or the socket from the logic board.

  • Use the sharp end of a spudger to disconnect the speaker cable connector.

Adım 6  ¶ 

Using the sharp end of a spudger, disconnect the connector for the blue and white power cables.  Again, be careful to pry up only on the connector. It is very easy to break the connector from the board, so be careful.

Adım 6  ¶ 

  • Using the sharp end of a spudger, disconnect the connector for the blue and white power cables. Again, be careful to pry up only on the connector.

  • It is very easy to break the connector from the board, so be careful.

  • The key is to apply force in two directions, down to keep the surface board connections intact, up to release the connector.

  • The upper case is now free and can be removed from the computer.