iBook G4 14″ 1.42 GHz Optical Drive Replacement Guide
The tools used in this manual
Screwdriver Phillips # 00 (1)
Small screwdriver (1)
Spudger (1) T8 Torx screwdriver (1)
Update or replace the DVD, Combo or SuperDrive.
Step 1 – Battery
Use a coin clockwise.Lift 90 degrees to the screw holding the battery switch on the computer’s battery.
Step 2 – Keyboard
Pull the lever on the keyboard (yellow) toward you and lift the keyboard until the keyboard is not free popsfree.If with a screwdriver (orange), the small keyboard lockingscrew flat head 180 degrees and try again . Flip eitherdirection control screen keyboard, Andrest face down on the trackpad area.
Loosen the four Phillips screws that secure the money theRAM shield.These not screw all the screws holding the way.The RAMshield not lost.
Remove the RAM shield of the four captive screws computer.The RECOMMENDED RAM shield.
Disconnect the keyboard cable to the motherboard, and to keep the cable near the connector aspossible.When the iBook, make sure the keyboard cable before returning to ensure that the replacement of the RAM shield.
Step 6 – Tiny
Close the display and turn off the computer, the three hex head screws with a screw less over.Remove Torxscrewdriver.The T8 is located in the center.
With a small flathead screwdriver or spudger doors move three feet small.
Remove the three newly discovered screws.One Phillips screw on each bumper (three in total).
With a small screwdriver or Flathead spudger pryup three metal rings that held rubberbumpers.
Remove two Phillips screws on each side of the thebattery contacts.
Take a deep breath. Trying Times is the future, not the small off.Push butwe promising in the thin rims are made of surroundingthe small battery thetabs last corner, and lift the corner of the small release.
Is a slot provided in the wall of the lower housing batterycompartment. Ordering a small screwdriver to remove the tire and slot’slower drag the chart below theslot free tabs that hold it.
Execution of a spudger along the seam between the upper and lower housing in front of the computer tofree the locking tabs of the lower housing. Pull the case of thelower and continue spudger asnecessary until you hear three clicks.
Hold the front to run spudger right corner. There are two tabs on the port side is the thecomputer, one near the front corner and one near Thesound output port.
There are three tabs in the optical drive, which was published shortly before arriving off.Slide can spudger housing through theoptical drive and run back to thecomputer MUST be until you hear three distinct clicks.
The front and sides of arenow free.Turn small team so your back is facing the top andpull little in his direction, until the pop free.It backtabs be useful if anddown Wade.
Remove the small greasy springs with white plastic caps on each side of the battery contacts.
Step 18 – Down Coat
Remove the 10 screws after the lower display: Six Phillip Three 3 mm 7.5 mm 14 mm Phillips PhillipsOne
Lift the bottom cover.
Step 20 – DC-In Board
Remove the Phillips screw that secures the DC on the plate.
Tilt the DC-In Board compartment.You You may need the ribbon cable securesthe DC board to withdraw the case.
Tail Lift DC cable to fix onthe board.
Disconnect the DC-In the logic of thesurface board.Wiggling applyingslight parallel port on the motherboard and can help reduce tensions.
Step 24 – Capital
Remove 11 screws from the bottom ofThe following teams: March 3 mm to 4.5 mm Phillips Phillips drivebezel batterycompartment.Three along the optic. (A magnetic screwdriver can help get them to screw), Phillips 12 mm in the lower right corner Phillips corner.Four 14.5 mm.
We recommend that the computer goes into the matter from that point of logic ASoft board.Turn harmful preventDefault it.Remove computer and open the 3 Phillips screws at the edges of the corner thekeyboard shorter screw on the left area.The bottom. The left corner is indicated by a blue “L” in photography and is on the right side.
Take special care when the cable disconnectingthe in the next steps. NEVERpull directly on the cables, but the aspudger use to lift the plug from the housing just above and use a itssocket.Lift spudger fingerto or disconnect the connector hidden touchpad tab.Be beneaththe careful when lifting white plastic case, the chips are still hanging asits metal structure.
Sockets found in most low and iBooks motherboardsof easilybroken. Be very careful when away from their connectors sockets.Lift case enough to know the power cord to disconnect blueand on the motherboard. Use of nails, lift the cap off itssocket.Carefully multicolored speaker cable from the logic board in the same way.
Step 28 – Top Shield
Removing the screws 16 as follows: March 13 mm 3 mm 4 mm Phillips.One Phillips.Two Phillips.During is mounted, turn left hinge strap screwnear thedisplay adjust data cable, the cable ensures inthe case.
Lift the top plate on the right side, left corner of theupper protection that may be trapped in a metal frame.
Step 30 – Optical Drive
Remove the card from the logic board connector fromthe Reed.
3 Remove the screws following: A 3-mm Phillips in the channel between the reader and theoptical fan.One Phillips 6 mm from the upper end of the 6 mm Phillips connects the formation thedrive bezel.One LeftCorner bottom.
This is a ribbon diagram nextstep.1 clampconnector login) with your fingernail, the appropriation of oneither sidebar and remove a small amount (about 1/16 “or 2 mm) .2) After releasing the locking bar pull the plug cableout.
The belt clip optical transmission as described above. Slide the optical drive belt itsconnector.
Lift the optical drive of the metal structure. Download with figures here