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Use this guide to replace a broken front display bezel.

  1. Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.
    • Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

  2. Lift the battery out of the computer.
    • Lift the battery out of the computer.

  3. Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.
    • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

    • If the keyboard does not come free, use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the keyboard locking screw 180 degrees in either direction and try again.

    • Flip the keyboard over, away from the screen, and rest it face-down on the trackpad area.

  4. If the computer has an AirPort card installed, follow the next three steps to remove it.
    • If the computer has an AirPort card installed, follow the next three steps to remove it.

    • Push the wire clasp away from the AirPort card and toward the display, then rotate up to free it from the RAM shield.

  5. Grasp the clear plastic tab on the AirPort card and pull toward the display.
    • Grasp the clear plastic tab on the AirPort card and pull toward the display.

  6. Hold the AirPort card in one hand and use your other hand to remove the antenna cable.
    • Hold the AirPort card in one hand and use your other hand to remove the antenna cable.

  7. Remove the four silver Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.
    • Remove the four silver Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.

  8. Grasp the metal bracket on top of the RAM shield and pull upward to remove the shield.
    • Grasp the metal bracket on top of the RAM shield and pull upward to remove the shield.

  9. Pull the keyboard cable up from the logic board, holding the cable as close to the connector as possible.
    • Pull the keyboard cable up from the logic board, holding the cable as close to the connector as possible.

    • Make sure that you reconnect the keyboard cable before replacing the RAM shield.

  10. Use a pin (or anything you like) to remove the three rubber feet from the lower case.
    • Use a pin (or anything you like) to remove the three rubber feet from the lower case.

  11. Remove the three newly-revealed Phillips screws.
    • Remove the three newly-revealed Phillips screws.

  12. Use a spudger or small flathead screwdriver to pry up the three metal rings that housed the rubber bumpers.
    • Use a spudger or small flathead screwdriver to pry up the three metal rings that housed the rubber bumpers.

  13. Remove the three hex screws using a T8 Torx screwdriver (or Allen screws using an Allen key if these are used).
    • Remove the three hex screws using a T8 Torx screwdriver (or Allen screws using an Allen key if these are used).

    • The shorter screw is in the center of the computer.

  14. Remove the two Phillips screws on either side of the battery contacts.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws on either side of the battery contacts.

  15. Breathe deeply. Trying times are ahead, but we promise the lower case does come off.
    • Breathe deeply. Trying times are ahead, but we promise the lower case does come off.

    • Push the thin rims of the lower case surrounding the battery compartment in, bending them past the tabs, and then lift up to free that corner of the lower case.

  16. There is a slot on the wall of the battery compartment that locks the lower case in place. Use a small flathead screwdriver to pry out the slot's lower rim and pull up on the lower case to free the slot from the tabs holding it.
    • There is a slot on the wall of the battery compartment that locks the lower case in place. Use a small flathead screwdriver to pry out the slot's lower rim and pull up on the lower case to free the slot from the tabs holding it.

    • Be careful not to break this clip!

  17. Run a spudger along the seam between the lower case and upper case on the front of the computer to free the tabs locking the lower case. Pull up on the lower case and continue to use the spudger as necessary until you hear three distinct clicks.
    • Run a spudger along the seam between the lower case and upper case on the front of the computer to free the tabs locking the lower case. Pull up on the lower case and continue to use the spudger as necessary until you hear three distinct clicks.

  18. Continue to run the spudger around the front, right corner. There are two tabs on the port side of the computer, one near the front corner and one near the sound-out port.
    • Continue to run the spudger around the front, right corner. There are two tabs on the port side of the computer, one near the front corner and one near the sound-out port.

  19. There are three tabs over the optical drive that must be released before the lower case can come off. Slide the spudger into the lower case above the optical drive and run it toward the back of the computer until you hear three distinct clicks.
    • There are three tabs over the optical drive that must be released before the lower case can come off. Slide the spudger into the lower case above the optical drive and run it toward the back of the computer until you hear three distinct clicks.

  20. Once the front and sides of the lower case are free, turn the computer so that the back is facing you and pull the lower case up and toward you until the back tabs pop free (it may be helpful to jiggle the case up and down).
    • Once the front and sides of the lower case are free, turn the computer so that the back is facing you and pull the lower case up and toward you until the back tabs pop free (it may be helpful to jiggle the case up and down).

  21. Remove the small greasy springs with white plastic caps from either side of the battery contacts.
    • Remove the small greasy springs with white plastic caps from either side of the battery contacts.

  22. Remove the following 10 screws from the bottom shield:
    • Remove the following 10 screws from the bottom shield:

    • Six 3 mm Phillips

    • Three 7.5 mm Phillips

    • One 14 mm Phillips

  23. Lift the bottom shield off.
    • Lift the bottom shield off.

  24. Remove the single Phillips screw securing the DC-In board.
    • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the DC-In board.

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  26. Disconnect the DC-In cable from the logic board.
    • Disconnect the DC-In cable from the logic board.

  27. Deroute the cable from around the optical drive, removing tape as necessary, and angle the DC-In board out of its compartment.
    • Deroute the cable from around the optical drive, removing tape as necessary, and angle the DC-In board out of its compartment.

  28. Remove the following 11 screws from the bottom of the computer:
    • Remove the following 11 screws from the bottom of the computer:

    • Three 3 mm Phillips around the battery compartment. (Some models may only have two screws.)

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

    • One 11 mm Phillips in the lower right corner. (if present)

    • Four 14.5 mm Phillips.

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

    • Remove the 2 Phillips screws (3mm) from the edges of the keyboard area.

    • Remove the 4 mm Phillips screw from the lower left corner.

  30. 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.
    • 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.

    • Lift the upper case and use a spudger or your finger to disconnect the trackpad connector hidden beneath the white plastic tab. Due to model variatons your trackpad connector may be different than the one pictured.

  31. Carefully lift the upper case about half of an inch and move it so that you can access the power and speaker cables.
    • Carefully lift the upper case about half of an inch and move it so that you can access the power and speaker cables.

  32. The connectors at the ends of the 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.
    • The connectors at the ends of the 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.

    • Lift the upper case enough to disconnect the blue and white power cable from the logic board. Using your fingernails or a dental pick, carefully pry the connector from its socket. Make sure you're pulling only on the connector and not on the socket.

  33. Carefully disconnect the multicolored speaker cable from the logic board. As before, make sure you're pulling only on the connector and not on the socket.
    • Carefully disconnect the multicolored speaker cable from the logic board. As before, make sure you're pulling only on the connector and not on the socket.

  34. The screw circled in orange may not be present in some models.
    • The screw circled in orange may not be present in some models.

    • Remove the following 16 screws:

    • Thirteen 3 mm Phillips.

    • One 3 mm Phillips. (actual screw not present in image)

    • Two 4 mm Phillips.

    • Be sure to fit the screw near the left hinge through the loop in the display data cable, securing the cable to the upper case.

    • Missing in this photo is the Bluetooth antenna present in some iBooks. It is located at the upper right corner of the battery compartment, just above the 4mm screw. You can see the bracket for the antenna in the photo. It is the two I-shaped holes just above the 4mm screw that must be removed in this step. To remove the antenna, slide it toward the LCD, and tilt it vertically back towards yourself.

  35. Lift the top shield up from the right side, minding the upper left corner, which may catch on the metal framework.
    • Lift the top shield up from the right side, minding the upper left corner, which may catch on the metal framework.

    • If your iBook has Bluetooth, as discussed in the previous step, you will need to slide the antenna through the lower I-shaped hole in the shield before completely removing the shield.

  36. Due to variations between iBook G4 models, your modem may look slightly different from the picture. All of the following steps apply to either model.
    • Due to variations between iBook G4 models, your modem may look slightly different from the picture. All of the following steps apply to either model.

    • Remove the two Phillips screws at the corners of the modem.

  37. Lift the modem and modem shield from the bottom.
    • Lift the modem and modem shield from the bottom.

  38. Disconnect the RJ-11 cable from the top of the modem.
    • Disconnect the RJ-11 cable from the top of the modem.

    • When replacing the modem, first make sure that both the microphone and display data cables are routed beneath where the modem lies.

  39. Turn the computer over.
    • Turn the computer over.

    • Disconnect the inverter cable from the logic board and deroute it from the metal framework, removing tape as necessary.

  40. Turn the computer back over.
    • Turn the computer back over.

    • The cable you're about to remove is very fragile - do not pull directly on the wires. Instead, try to pry up the connector directly, using a spudger or a small flathead screwdriver if necessary.

    • Disconnect the microphone cable at the front of the computer, between the left side of the hard drive and the metal framework.

  41. Use the black plastic loop to disconnect the display data cable from the logic board.
    • Use the black plastic loop to disconnect the display data cable from the logic board.

  42. Deroute the microphone and display data cables from the metal framework, removing tape as necessary.
    • Deroute the microphone and display data cables from the metal framework, removing tape as necessary.

  43. Deroute the AirPort antenna cable from the metal framework, removing tape as necessary.
    • Deroute the AirPort antenna cable from the metal framework, removing tape as necessary.

  44. Support the display with one hand and remove the single Phillips screw on either side of the hinge (two screws total).
    • Support the display with one hand and remove the single Phillips screw on either side of the hinge (two screws total).

    • The screws go in the outer holes on each side (you can see the threads in the correct hole).

  45. Lift the display up and tilt it backwards, freeing it from the two metal alignment posts holding the hinges in place, and slide it away from you.
    • Lift the display up and tilt it backwards, freeing it from the two metal alignment posts holding the hinges in place, and slide it away from you.

  46. Use a 1.5 mm hex screwdriver to remove the two hex screws on either side of the display (four screws total).
    • Use a 1.5 mm hex screwdriver to remove the two hex screws on either side of the display (four screws total).

    • If you don't have a 1.5 mm hex driver, you can probably get these screws out with a T6 Torx screwdriver. However, if you use a T6 Torx driver you'll be more likely to strip the screws.

  47. Use your thumbs to slightly separate the rear bezel from the front bezel.
    • Use your thumbs to slightly separate the rear bezel from the front bezel.

    • It is helpful to hold the opposing corner of the display stationary to aid in flexing the rear bezel away from the display.

  48. Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the front and rear bezels. Rotate your spudger until it is parallel to the front face of the display. Run the spudger around the perimeter of the display to separate the rear bezel from its retaining clips.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the front and rear bezels.

    • Rotate your spudger until it is parallel to the front face of the display.

    • Run the spudger around the perimeter of the display to separate the rear bezel from its retaining clips.

  49. Lift the rear bezel off the display.
    • Lift the rear bezel off the display.

  50. Remove the pieces of readily removable tape from around the perimeter of the display. Carefully remove the aluminum tape covering the display data cable connection.
    • Remove the pieces of readily removable tape from around the perimeter of the display.

    • Carefully remove the aluminum tape covering the display data cable connection.

  51. Remove the single screw inserted through the piece of EMI tape near the bottom edge of the display. Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small washer under the screw you just removed.
    • Remove the single screw inserted through the piece of EMI tape near the bottom edge of the display.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small washer under the screw you just removed.

  52. Peel the aluminum/EMI tape off the cast aluminum frame of the clutch hinges.
    • Peel the aluminum/EMI tape off the cast aluminum frame of the clutch hinges.

    • It is not necessary to peel the tape off the thin steel LCD cover.

  53. Remove the two Phillips screws securing each side of the LCD to the clutch hinge frame (four screws total). Remove the two Phillips screws securing each side of the LCD to the clutch hinge frame (four screws total).
    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing each side of the LCD to the clutch hinge frame (four screws total).

  54. Lift the thin steel LCD cover off the LCD.
    • Lift the thin steel LCD cover off the LCD.

  55. Remove the second of the two Phillips screws securing the clutch cover to the cast aluminum frame of the clutch hinges.
    • Remove the second of the two Phillips screws securing the clutch cover to the cast aluminum frame of the clutch hinges.

  56. Pull the clutch cover away from the front of the display. Keep track of the two covers that close the ends of the clutch cover. The third picture shows their correct orientation on the clutch cover. Keep track of the two covers that close the ends of the clutch cover. The third picture shows their correct orientation on the clutch cover.
    • Pull the clutch cover away from the front of the display.

    • Keep track of the two covers that close the ends of the clutch cover. The third picture shows their correct orientation on the clutch cover.

  57. Remove the pieces of tape covering the display data and microphone cables near the bottom edge of the display.
    • Remove the pieces of tape covering the display data and microphone cables near the bottom edge of the display.

  58. Disconnect the display data cable by pulling its connector away from the socket on the LCD.
    • Disconnect the display data cable by pulling its connector away from the socket on the LCD.

    • Pull the connector parallel to the face of the LCD.

    • Remove the display data cable from the display.

  59. Use the tip of a spudger to lift the microphone out of the front bezel. De-route the microphone cable from around the top and side of the display.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to lift the microphone out of the front bezel.

    • De-route the microphone cable from around the top and side of the display.

  60. Remove the display data cable from the display.
    • Remove the display data cable from the display.

  61. Remove the two pieces of tape covering the inverter/AirPort cables along the lower edge of the display. Carefully peel the inverter cable ground strap off the cast aluminum frame of the clutch hinges.
    • Remove the two pieces of tape covering the inverter/AirPort cables along the lower edge of the display.

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

  62. Disconnect the backlight cable from the inverter. It is helpful to use a spudger to push the backlight connector away from its socket while you lightly pull its cables away from the inverter.
    • Disconnect the backlight cable from the inverter.

    • It is helpful to use a spudger to push the backlight connector away from its socket while you lightly pull its cables away from the inverter.

  63. Lift the LCD out of the display assembly.
    • Lift the LCD out of the display assembly.

    • It may be helpful to press the latch release button and open your display slightly to push the LCD out of the display assembly.

  64. Remove the single Phillips screw securing the reed switch board to the front bezel.
    • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the reed switch board to the front bezel.

    • Carefully lift the reed switch board off the metal frame of the clutch hinges.

  65. Remove the two Phillips screws securing the right AirPort antenna to the clutch hinge frame. Carefully lift the right AirPort antenna off the clutch hinge frame.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the right AirPort antenna to the clutch hinge frame.

    • Carefully lift the right AirPort antenna off the clutch hinge frame.

  66. Remove the two Phillips screws securing the left AirPort antenna to the clutch hinge frame. Carefully lift the left AirPort antenna off the clutch hinge frame.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the left AirPort antenna to the clutch hinge frame.

    • Carefully lift the left AirPort antenna off the clutch hinge frame.

  67. Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the antenna board from the front bezel.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the antenna board from the front bezel.

    • The antenna board is very thin and delicate.

  68. Remove the single Phillips screw securing the front bezel to the middle of the cast aluminum clutch hinge frame. Carefully bend the front display bezel away from the clutch hinges as you slide the two AirPort antennas out from under the clutch hinge frame.
    • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the front bezel to the middle of the cast aluminum clutch hinge frame.

    • Carefully bend the front display bezel away from the clutch hinges as you slide the two AirPort antennas out from under the clutch hinge frame.

  69. 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.
    • 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.

  70. Remove the six Phillips screws securing the clutch hinges to the front display bezel. Lift the clutch hinges off the front display bezel.
    • Remove the six Phillips screws securing the clutch hinges to the front display bezel.

    • Lift the clutch hinges off the front display bezel.

  71. Insert the flat end of a spudger between the display inverter and the front display bezel near the center of the inverter. Run the spudger along the length of the display inverter, separating it from the adhesive securing it to the front display bezel.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the display inverter and the front display bezel near the center of the inverter.

    • Run the spudger along the length of the display inverter, separating it from the adhesive securing it to the front display bezel.

    • Lift the inverter out of the front display bezel.

  72. Front bezel remains.
    • Front bezel remains.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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