Apple POWERBOOK G4 Specifications

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PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33 GHz)
Updated October 25, 2005
© 2004 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
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PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33 GHz)
© 2004 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
General Information
Overview
Some of the key features that distinguish this computer from earlier notebook models
include:
• Faster processor at 1.33 GHz
• Cable guides on frame
• Latches in battery bay to secure top case
General Information
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Model Differences
The external housing of the PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33 GHz) model looks the same as
the PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI) model. Both have a mini-DVI port (shown below).
The mini-DVI port is used with an adapter cable to connect the computer to a monitor,
television, VCR, or other video device. The adapter cables that can be used with this port
include a mini-DVI-to-DVI adapter, a mini-DVI-to-VGA adapter, and a mini-DVI-to-S-Video
adapter.
To distinguish the PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33 GHz) model from previous models, check
the processor speed and note the latches in the battery bay.
This computer model includes two latches inside the battery bay. These latches help
secure the top case to the computer. Refer to the Top Case procedure for more
information.
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General Information
Tools
The following tools are recommended for this computer:
• Coin
• ESD wriststrap and mat
• Small soft cloth
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
• #0 Phillips screwdriver (magnetized)
• #1 Phillips screwdriver (magnetized)
• Jeweler’s flat-blade screwdriver
• 1.5 mm hex driver
• 4 mm socket wrench or needlenose pliers
• nonconductive tweezers or needlenose pliers (for replacing a foot or for routing thin
cables such as the AirPort antenna cable)
Important: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray). If doing a complete disassembly, note the
screws removed from each location in the computer.
Warning: Check the screw lengths before installing the screws. Installing a longer
screw in the wrong place can permanently damage the housing or an internal part.
Serial Number Location
The serial number is located in the battery bay.
General Information
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Battery
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• Soft cloth
• Coin
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Warning: Always shut down the computer before opening it to avoid damaging its
internal components or causing injury. After you shut down the computer, the
internal components can be very hot. Let the computer cool down for 30 minutes
before continuing.
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Battery
Procedure
Warning: If the computer has been recently operating, allow it to cool down before
performing this procedure.
1. Shut down the computer.
2. Unplug the power adapter, phone cord, and any other cables connected to the
computer.
3. Turn over the computer and place it on a soft cloth.
4. Use a coin to release the battery lock.
5. Lift the battery out of the battery bay.
6. Install the replacement battery, and reassemble and test the computer.
Battery
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Feet
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• Foot kit
• Tweezers or needlenose pliers
• Soft cloth
Preliminary Step
Before you begin, identify the type of foot that needs replacement. Check the bottom case
of the computer, and compare it with the images in this table:
Plug Area on Bottom Case
Matching Foot
Action
Missing plug
Not available for
replacement
Do not perform the foot
replacement.
Battery plug
Battery foot
Continue with the
procedure, matching
the foot to the plug on
the battery.
Case plug
Case foot
Continue with the
procedure, matching
the foot to the plug on
the bottom case.
Case plug
Case foot
Continue with the
procedure, matching
the foot to the plug on
the bottom case.
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Feet
Procedure
Warning: The glue used in this procedure can bond instantly to skin. Do not touch the
glue. In the event of contact, review the safety instructions at the end of this document. For
additional information, refer to the glue manufacturer:
Elmer's Products, Inc.
Columbus, OH. 43215-3799
www.krazyglue.com
1. Place the computer upside down on a clean, lint-free cloth or other nonabrasive
surface.
2. Select a foot from the kit that matches the plug on the bottom case. (Refer to the
images shown in the table.) Do not use a foot that does not match.
3. Make sure the plug area on the bottom case is clean. If any portion of the soft rubber
foot remains, remove it so that only the hard plastic plug is visible (as shown below).
Battery Plug
Case Plug
Important: Notice the inner ring of the plug. When positioning the foot, make sure
the textured plane of the rubber foot fits into the compatible ring in the plug. This
ensures a balanced and level fitting.
Feet
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4. Warning: GLUE IS AN EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT. BONDS SKIN INSTANTLY. Do not
touch the glue at any time. Before opening the glue, review the safety instructions at
the end of this document.
Important: The glue tube included in the kit is sealed until first use. Do not break the
seal until you are ready to use the glue. To break the seal, hold the tube upright and
away from you. Place the hollow nozzle cap on the tube and tighten it all the way
down. The tube is then ready to dispense the glue through the nozzle cap.
5. Apply one drop of glue to the plug on the bottom case. Do not spread the glue.
6. Using tweezers or needlenose pliers, carefully position the new foot so its textured
surface fits into the inner ring of the plug.
7. Using the end of the tweezers or pliers—not your finger—lightly press and hold the
foot in place for 30 seconds.
8. Before turning over the computer, allow the glue to set for at least 15 minutes.
9. Discard the tube of glue.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: GLUE IS AN EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT. BONDS SKIN
INSTANTLY. Contains ethyl cyanoacrylate. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If eye or
mouth contact occurs, hold eyelid or mouth open and rinse thoroughly but gently with
water only for 15 minutes and GET MEDICAL ATTENTION. Liquid glue will sting eye
temporarily. Solidified glue may irritate eye like a grain of sand and should be treated by an
eye doctor. If skin bonding occurs, soak in acetone-based nail polish remover or warm
soapy water and carefully peel or roll skin apart (do not pull). Contact through clothing may
cause skin burn. If spilled on clothing, flush with cold water. Avoid prolonged breathing of
vapors. Use with adequate ventilation. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
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Feet
Memory Door and Memory Card
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• Soft cloth
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the battery.
Procedure
Warning: If the computer has been recently operating, allow it to cool down before
performing this procedure.
Memory Door and Memory Card
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1. Place the computer upside down on a soft cloth.
2. Remove the four identical screws from the memory door.
3.
Use a black stick to lift off the memory door.
4. Touch a metal surface inside the computer to discharge static electricity from your
body.
5. If a memory card is already installed, release it by spreading apart the tabs in the
expansion slot from the notches in the card. Allow the card to pop up slightly, and pull
it out of the memory slot.
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Memory Door and Memory Card
6. Insert the replacement memory card into the expansion slot at a 30-degree angle.
7. Make sure the memory card is fully inserted. Check that the notches in the card clear
the tabs as you press down on the sides of the card to lock it into place.
8. Install the memory door. Be careful not to overtighten the screws.
9. Install the battery, and test the computer.
Memory Door and Memory Card
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AirPort Extreme Card
Tools
This procedure requires a black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade
tool).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the battery.
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AirPort Extreme Card
Procedure
Warning: If the computer has been recently operating, allow it to cool down for 30
minutes before performing this procedure.
1. Touch a metal surface inside the battery bay to discharge static electricity from your
body.
2. Open the door to the AirPort slot.
3. If an optional AirPort Extreme Card is already installed, use a black stick to un-loop the
pull tab.
AirPort Extreme Card
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4. Gently disconnect the AirPort antenna cable.
5. Use the pull tab to pull out the card.
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AirPort Extreme Card
6. Slide the replacement AirPort Extreme Card with the serial number facing up into the
slot, as shown.
AirPort Extreme Card
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7. Connect the end of the antenna cable to the card.
8. Loop the clear plastic tab under the card so that the tab secures the antenna cable
and tucks into the slot.
Note: The AirPort slot on the bottom case has a recessed inner slot designed for the
clear plastic tab to tuck into.
9. Close the AirPort door, and reassemble and test the computer.
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AirPort Extreme Card
Keyboard
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
Keyboard
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Procedure
1. With the computer upside down on a soft cloth, remove the single screw and small
EMI shield from the memory card bay.
Replacement Note: Make sure you replace the screw and EMI shield so that the
EMI shield is positioned with the finger-like projection pointing up.
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Keyboard
2. Open the computer, and locate the following keys:
• F1
• F2
• F11
• F12
3. Important: Using a black stick, carefully pry up each of the four keys from the left side
of each key. The keys are easily removed from the left side without damaging the
keyboard.
Keyboard
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4. Use a black stick or flat-blade screwdriver to lift off the two round stickers that are
located between the two key mechanisms. Reserve the stickers for replacement.
5. Remove the screw under each of the stickers.
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Keyboard
6. Lift up the top two corners of the keyboard, and move the keyboard toward the display
to clear the tabs at the bottom of the keyboard.
Keyboard
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7. Flip the keyboard over and lay the keyboard flat on the trackpad.
8. Peel up the keyboard cable from its adhesive. Using a black stick, pry up the tabs at
the ends of the connector, and then pull the cable straight up to disconnect it.
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Keyboard
9. Install the replacement keyboard. Make sure you
• Set the tabs at the bottom of the keyboard into the slots in the top case.
• Press the keyboard into place, and install the screws and round stickers.
• Install the function keys:
– Position the key directly over the scissor mechanism.
– Press the key onto the scissor.
– Check the operation of the key.
• Close the display and install the final screw in the memory bay.
10. Reassemble and test the computer.
Keyboard
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Top Case
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
• Hex 1.5 mm screwdriver
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• Keyboard
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Top Case
Procedure
1. Warning: The screws in the battery bay require holding the screwdriver at an
angle. Be careful not to strip the screws.
Note: Avoid scratching the external housing by using care when removing the
screws. You might want to cover part of the housing with a soft cloth as you remove
screws.
With the computer upside down on a soft cloth, remove the three screws from the
bottom case at the battery bay.
2. Remove the screws near the display hinge.
Top Case
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3. Open the display, and with the computer upright, remove the following 14 screws from
the top case:
• one Hex, 16.5-mm long screw at upper right corner near power button
• one Hex, 7-mm long screw at upper left corner near microphone
• one #0 Phillips, 14.5-mm long screw in keyboard well
• five #0 Phillips, 4.5-mm long screws in keyboard well
• six #0 Phillips, 2.5-mm long screws in keyboard well
Replacement Note: When replacing the top case screws, install the screws in the
order shown.
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Top Case
4. Remove two screws from the front right side of the top case.
Note: The shape of the two 3-mm long screws differs from most of the screws used
in the computer. The screw has a collar under the screw head.
Replacement Note: In addition to securing the top case to the bottom case, the two
3-mm long screws help secure an inner bracket to the battery well. Make sure the
bracket and two latches are installed in the bottom case before replacing the top
case.
5. Remove two screws from the front left side of the top case.
Replacement Note: When installing the top case, install these two 5.5-mm long
screws before installing the 3-mm long screws.
Top Case
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6. Place the computer on its side, and loosen but do not remove the half of the top case
that is closest to the display.
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Top Case
7. At the battery bay, note the two plastic latches that hold the top case to the bottom
case.
8. Use a black stick to release both latches.
Top Case
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9. Use a black stick running along the front edge of the top case to loosen—but not
remove—the top case from the bottom case.
10. In the keyboard well, pull up the looped end of the trackpad cable to disconnect it.
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Top Case
11. Raise the top case up slightly from the bottom case until you can access the cables
that are connected under the top case.
12. Important: Do not forcefully remove the top case.
With the cables still connected, carefully move the top case aside to disconnect the
microphone cable and power cable.
13. Remove the top case from the computer.
Top Case
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14. The top case includes the following:
• Microphone cable
• Trackpad and trackpad cable
• Power button and cable
• Tape
• Welded EMI strips
• Magnet in keyboard well
• Foam spacers
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Top Case
15. Before installing a replacement top case, check the cable routing of the
• Power button cable
• Microphone cable
• Trackpad cable
Make sure the cables are routed correctly and cannot be pinched when installing the
top case.
16. Install the replacement top case, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Hall Effect Sensor Board and
Cable
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• Phillips #0 screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• Keyboard
• Top case
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Hall Effect Sensor Board and Cable
Procedure
1. Remove the screw from the hall effect sensor board.
Warning: When replacing the board, make sure you use the same screw. A longer
screw could scratch the optical media.
2. Tilt up the board, and free the cable from the cable routing guides along the lower
edge of the optical drive.
3. Lift up the tape, if provided, from the corner of the optical drive.
4. Disconnect the 3-pin connector from CN4 at the DC-to-DC board.
5. Install the replacement board, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Replacement Note: Make sure the cable is routed correctly in the cable guides
along the lower edge of the optical drive.
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Hall Effect Sensor Board and Cable
Hard Drive
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
Hard Drive
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• Keyboard
• Top case
Procedure
1. Disconnect the hard drive flex cable.
2. Remove two screws from the hard drive bracket.
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Hard Drive
3. Use the flex cable to lift up the hard drive, bracket, and cable from the computer
housing.
4. Turn over the hard drive and remove the two screws from the underside of the drive.
Hard Drive
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5. Peel up the flex cable from its double-sided tape.
6. Use a black stick to pry the flex cable connector up slightly on each side, and then pull
it straight off the drive. Be careful not to bend any pins.
7. Remove the two screws and grommets from the opposite side of the drive.
8. Replacement Note: When installing the replacement drive, make sure the center
flange of the hard drive bracket fits over the small post on the computer frame.
9. Install the replacement hard drive, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Hard Drive
Modem
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• Keyboard
• Top case
Modem
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Procedure
1. Warning: When removing the modem, be careful not to strain the modem cable
or shield. Do not apply pressure to the modem. Read all of the procedure before
removing and replacing the modem.
2. Remove the three identical screws from the modem board and shield.
3. Use a black stick to tilt up the modem and disconnect it from the logic board.
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Modem
4. Tilt up the modem board and shield.
5. Disconnect the modem cable.
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6. Install the replacement modem, and reassemble and test the computer.
Replacement Caution: When placing the replacement modem on the logic
board, be sure to align the board and shield over the modem connector on the
logic board. Handle the modem by the edges only. When securing the modem to the
logic board, press only on the rectangular area (highlighted in green in the following
image) that is directly over the modem connector.
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Modem
DC-to-DC Board
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver (magnetized preferred)
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
• 4 mm socket wrench or needlenose pliers
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
DC-to-DC Board
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Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hard drive
Procedure
1. Disconnect the sleep light cable and the hall effect sensor board cable from the DC-toDC board.
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DC-to-DC Board
2. Remove the screws from the DC-to-DC board.
Note: When removing the 4.5-mm long screw, the magnetic latch might draw the
screw toward it. The 13.5-mm long screw has a hex head and requires a needlenose
pliers or socket wrench to remove it.
Replacement Note: When replacing the DC-to-DC board, install the screws in the
order shown.
3. Lift off the EMI strip from the battery connector. Be sure to replace it when installing
the replacement DC-to-DC board.
DC-to-DC Board
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4. Place a black stick just under the top edge of the board. Do not lean the black stick on
the modem board or optical drive. Disconnect the DC-to-DC board from the logic
board by prying up the DC-to-DC board and removing it from the computer assembly.
5. Install the replacement DC-to-DC board, and reassemble and test the computer.
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DC-to-DC Board
Heatsink and Fan Assembly
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• #1 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• Keyboard
• Top case
Heatsink and Fan Assembly
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Procedure
1. Warning: The cone of the subwoofer, located below the heatsink and to the right of
the fan, is a sensitive device. Avoid touching the subwoofer cone as you perform this
procedure.
2. If tape covers any of the following screws, peel up the tape. Remove the following
screws from the heatsink:
• Three 6-mm long #0 Phillips screws
• Two 7.5-mm long #1 Phillips screws with springs
• One 12.5-mm long #0 Phillips screw
• One 4.5-mm long #0 Phillips screw
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Heatsink and Fan Assembly
3. Remove the tape, if provided, that covers the heatsink and secures the cables in
place.
4. Near the fan, peel up the tape and remove the following screws:
• One 3-mm long screw
• One 12-mm long screw
Replacement Note: When reapplying tape around the fan, make sure the fan
blades are not blocked. The image below shows the correct application of tape.
5. Disconnect the inverter cable that runs along the top of the fan.
Replacement Note: When reconnecting the inverter cable, make sure it is
routed in the channel above the fan and behind the cable guide, as shown.
6. Disconnect the fan cable.
Heatsink and Fan Assembly
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7. Holding the heatsink plate, begin to lift up the heatsink assembly, being careful where
it catches on remaining tape and the chassis. Use a black stick to pry up the middle
right corner of the heatsink plate.
Warning: To avoid bending the heatsink, support the heatsink as it is removed.
8. Note the placement of the thermal pads. Make sure you replace the thermal pads
whenever the heatsink is removed or replaced.
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Heatsink and Fan Assembly
9. Note the correct routing of the cables when the heatsink is installed.
.
10. Install the replacement heatsink, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Inner Frame
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• Keyboard
• Top case
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Inner Frame
•
•
•
•
Hard drive
Modem
DC-to-DC board
Heatsink
Procedure
1. Note the cable routing before disconnecting cables.
Replacement Note: Reserve any tape for securing cables after the frame
replacement.
2. Warning: The subwoofer cone, located below the right corner of the frame, is a
sensitive device. Avoid touching the cone as you perform this procedure.
3. Disconnect the connector from the upper right corner of the logic board.
Inner Frame
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4. Warning: Be careful not to strain the LVDS cable.
Near the I/O ports,
• disconnect the LVDS cable by using the pull-tab on the connector
• disconnect the 6-pin connector
Replacement Note: When reinstalling the LVDS cable, tuck the pull-tab under the
frame.
5. Remove the screw that secures the LVDS cable to the frame.
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Inner Frame
6. Near the fan, disconnect the two connectors shown
• four-pin connector
• two-pin connector
Replacement Warning: When reassembling the computer, notice the two black
insulated cables that run along the bottom of the fan. To avoid damaging the
cables, make sure that the thinner twisted cable is routed on top of the
thicker fan cable and that both cables are routed between the fan and the
modem standoff, as shown.
Inner Frame
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7. Peel up any remaining tape, and remove the screws from the frame and I/O port
shield.
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Inner Frame
8. Remove the 6-mm long screw at the RJ11 board.
9. Disconnect the optical drive flex cable.
10. Pull up the hall effect sensor cable from a few of the cable routing guides only until it
clears the frame.
Inner Frame
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11. Lift up the frame, being careful where it catches on the optical drive flex cable and
other cables.
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Inner Frame
Replacement Note: When installing the replacement frame, note the routing
of the cables through the frame channels.
Inner Frame
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12. Remove the tape that secures the RJ11 board and cable to both sides of the frame.
Transfer the RJ11 board and cable to the replacement frame.
13. Remove the screws that secure the EMI strip to the frame. Transfer the EMI strip to the
replacement frame.
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Inner Frame
14. Remove the screws from the fan. Transfer the fan to the replacement frame. (Refer to
"Fan" in this chapter.)
Replacement Note: Check that the replacement frame includes a thermal pad next
to the fan, as shown by the blue rectangle in the following image.
15. Install the replacement frame, and reassemble and test the computer.
Inner Frame
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RJ11 Modem Board and Cable
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• Keyboard
• Top case
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RJ11 Modem Board and Cable
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•
•
•
•
•
Hall effect sensor board and cable
Hard drive
Modem
DC-to-DC board
Heatsink with fan
Inner Frame
Procedure
1. With the inner frame removed from the computer, remove the tape that secures the
RJ11 board and cable to both sides of the frame.
Replacement Note: Reapply the tape to the frame. Refer to the RJ11 cable routing
in the images below.
RJ11 Modem Board and Cable
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2. Remove the EMI shield from the RJ11 board. The board includes the attached cable
and connector.
3. Secure the replacement RJ11 modem board and cable to the frame, and reassemble
and test the computer.
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RJ11 Modem Board and Cable
Fan
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect Sensor Board
• Hard drive
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Modem
DC-to-DC board
Heatsink
Inner Frame
Procedure
1. With the inner frame removed from the computer, remove the three identical screws
that secure the fan to the frame.
2. Note the routing of the fan cable in the channel of the frame.
Replacement Note: Route the fan cable as shown.
3. Secure the replacement fan to the frame, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Fan
Sleep Light
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect sensor board and cable
• Hard drive
• Modem
• DC-to-DC board
• Heatsink with fan
• Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
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Procedure
1. Remove the screw from the sleep light board.
2. Remove the board from the bottom case.
3. Replacement Note: Make sure the bottom case has the sleep light pipe installed
before installing the replacement sleep light board.
4. Install the replacement sleep light board, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Sleep Light
Logic Board
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
• Top case
Logic Board
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Hall effect sensor board and cable
Hard drive
Modem
DC-to-DC board
Heatsink with fan
Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
Procedure
1. Remove the two screws at the lower right edge of the board.
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Logic Board
2. Holding the edges of the board tilt up the logic board.
3. While holding the board vertically, disconnect the DC-in connector cable from the
underside of the logic board.
Logic Board
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4. Remove the side EMI shield from the I/O ports.
Warning: When installing the EMI shield over the logic board ports, make sure that
the shield fits loosely and the ports are not obstructed.
Replacement Warning: If the shield is improperly installed, the EMI fingers
at the mini DVI port can bend under and obstruct the port. Make sure the port
is not blocked when installing the EMI shield and when installing the top case.
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Logic Board
5. Install the replacement logic board, and reassemble and test the computer.
Replacement Note: Before securing the replacement logic board in the bottom case,
make sure the white plastic wireless guide is fitted against the AirPort Extreme Card
carrier in the bottom case. (The wireless guide requires no screws to hold it in place.)
Replacement Note: If you are reinstalling the same logic board, make sure
you carefully remove the old thermal pad material. Replace the thermal pads
whenever the heatsink is removed.
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DC-In Board
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect sensor board and cable
• Hard drive
• Modem
• DC-to-DC board
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DC-In Board
• Heatsink with fan
• Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
• Logic board
Procedure
1. Hold the DC-in board in place as you remove the screw that attaches the board to the
bottom case.
Note: The screw might be hidden under the mylar sleeve at the lower corner of the
board.
2. Pull the flat cable up from the adhesive on the bottom case.
3. Pull the board away from the side of the bottom housing. Use a black stick to lift up the
board, if necessary.
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4. Remove the round port liner.
5. Install the replacement DC-in board, and reassemble and test the computer.
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DC-In Board
Optical Drive
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
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Top case
Hall effect sensor board and cable
Hard drive
Modem
DC-to-DC board
Heatsink with fan
Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
Logic board
Procedure
1. Remove the two screws from the shoulder bracket at the upper right corner of the
optical drive.
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Optical Drive
2. Use a black stick to remove the shoulder bracket.
3. Remove the two screws from the slot load bezel.
Replacement Note: When installing the replacement optical drive in the bottom
case, make sure the slot load bezel is flush against the slot in the side of the bottom
case before installing the screws. Check that the felt at the slot opening is even and
not mashed.
Replacement Warning: Make sure you use the same screws to secure the bezel.
Using the wrong sized screws could permanently damage the drive.
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4. Tilt up the optical drive and remove it from the computer.
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Optical Drive
5. Turn over the drive and remove the three screws from the L-shaped EMI bracket on
the bottom of the drive.
6. Remove the two screws near the cable from the L-shaped EMI bracket at the bottom
of the drive.
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7. Remove the bottom L-shaped EMI bracket.
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Optical Drive
8. Remove the screws from the L-shaped EMI bracket on the top of the drive.
9. Lift off the L-shaped EMI bracket from the top of the drive.
10. Disconnect the flex cable.
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11. Install the replacement optical drive, and reassemble and test the computer.
Note: The optical drive bezel is included with the replacement drive, so do not
remove it.
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Optical Drive
How to Remove a Stuck Disc
from the Slot-Load Drive
The following instructions explain how to remove a disc that is stuck in the slot-load optical
drive.
Important: When a disc becomes stuck in the slot-load optical drive, it makes the drive
unusable. Make sure you have a replacement drive available.
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• ESD wriststrap and mat
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic tool)
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the optical drive from the computer. If brackets, a cable, and a
faceplate are attached to the drive, use a screwdriver and black stick to remove them.
Note: The following image shows a sample drive with brackets, cable, and faceplate
attached. Your drive might have a different appearance.
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Procedure
1. Remove the four identical screws that hold the top cover to the drive.
2. Slide the top cover approximately 2 mm toward the back of the drive. Lift up the top
cover to remove it.
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How to Remove a Stuck Disc from the Slot-Load
3. Check the placement of the disc. It is either clamped to the turntable at the center of
the disc, or it is wedged under one or more posts at the outer edge of the disc.
4. Holding the edge of the disc, press on the center clamp or hold the posts steady as
you remove the disc from the drive.
Important: Do not touch any key components located near the disc.
5. Replace the top cover on the drive so that the small hooks on the top cover fit into the
slots on the bottom cover. Then slide the top cover into place.
6. Replace the four screws. If applicable, install the brackets, cable, and faceplate back
on the drive before returning the old drive.
7. Install the replacement drive, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Bluetooth
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect sensor board and cable
• Hard drive
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Bluetooth
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Modem
DC-to-DC board
Heatsink with fan
Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
Logic board
Optical drive
Procedure
Warning: The subwoofer, located to the left of the Bluetooth board, is a sensitive device.
Avoid touching the subwoofer as you perform this procedure.
Warning: To avoid excessive pressure on the Bluetooth board, hold the edge of the board
in place as you perform this procedure.
1. If tape covers part of the board, hold the board in place as you remove the tape.
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2. Use a black stick to disconnect the 4-pin connector from the board.
3. Holding the Bluetooth cable connector, pull it straight up to disconnect it.
4. Remove the screw from the Bluetooth board.
5. Remove the Bluetooth board from the bottom case.
6. Install the replacement Bluetooth, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Bluetooth
Subwoofer
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect sensor board and cable
• Hard drive
• Modem
• DC-to-DC board
Subwoofer
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Heatsink with fan
Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
Logic board
Optical drive
Bluetooth
Procedure
Warning: The cone of the subwoofer is a sensitive device. Avoid touching the subwoofer
cone as you perform this procedure.
Warning: To avoid excessive pressure on the subwoofer, hold the edge of the subwoofer
in place as you perform this procedure.
1. Remove the tape that covers the screw.
2. Remove the screw from the subwoofer.
3. Remove the remaining tape from the subwoofer and the loose Bluetooth cable.
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Subwoofer
4. Note: The back edge of the subwoofer adheres to the rear panel.
Use a black stick to pry open the adhesive seal at the rear panel. Pivot the subwoofer
away from the rear panel, and remove the subwoofer from the bottom case.
5. Install the replacement subwoofer, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Display Module
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• #0 Phillips screwdriver
• #1 Phillips screwdriver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
• Tweezers or needlenose pliers (optional; for routing the AirPort antenna cable)
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
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Display Module
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AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
Keyboard
Top case
Hall effect sensor board and cable
Hard drive
Modem
DC-to-DC board
Heatsink with fan
Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
Logic board
DC-in board
Optical drive
Bluetooth
Subwoofer
Procedure
Important: This procedure shows the subwoofer and inner rear panel attached to the
display module when it is removed from the bottom case. However, you can remove the
subwoofer from the bottom case; you do not need to remove the subwoofer and display
module together.
1. With the computer upside down, remove the two screws from the bottom case.
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2. Remove the two screws near the display hinge.
3. From the inside of the bottom case, carefully remove the tape from the AirPort
antenna cable.
Warning: Do not tug on the AirPort antenna cable.
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Display Module
4. Note the routing of the AirPort antenna. Using a black stick, start to thread the AirPort
antenna cable through the AirPort Extreme Card bay.
5. Holding the antenna cable near the strain relief, start to pull the antenna cable out
through the corner of the card bay.
Display Module
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6. Support the antenna cable as you direct the antenna plug out of the opening in the
card bay.
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Display Module
7. Place the computer with the display face up and open to a 90-degree angle or less.
8. Tilt the top of the bottom housing forward as you rock the lower edge of the bottom
housing back. Lift off the bottom housing from the display.
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Important: The display might get caught on the hooks (shown below) on the
bottom case. If so, gently twist the bottom case to release it from the display.
When reinstalling the display, align the slots to the hooks.
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Display Module
9. Remove the four screws from the display’s inner rear panel. Make sure the
screwdriver does not touch the speakers.
10. Remove the inner rear panel with attached speakers by routing the cables through the
slots in the rear panel.
Replacement Note: When installing the rear panel, hold the routed cables away
from the path of the screws.
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Replacement Note: When installing the rear panel, check that the twisted pair of
speaker cables is completely recessed in the panel and that the tape holds the
cables in place.
Replacement Note: Check that the orientation of the cables directed through the
rear panel openings are as shown below:
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Display Module
11. Install the replacement display module, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Bottom Case
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect sensor board and cable
• Hard drive
• Modem
• DC-to-DC board
• Heatsink with fan
• Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
• Sleep light board
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Bottom Case
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Logic board
DC-in board
Optical drive
Bluetooth
Subwoofer
Display module
Procedure
When all preliminary steps are performed, the bottom case is the part that remains.
Replacement Note: Make sure the inner bracket is firmly attached to the replacement
bottom case before assembling the computer.
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Display Housing
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• 1.5 mm hex driver
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flat-blade tool)
• Optional: Credit card (or other thin plastic card)
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect sensor board and cable
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Display Housing
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Hard drive
Modem
DC-to-DC board
Heatsink with fan
Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
Logic board
DC-in board
Optical drive
Display module
Procedure
1. Remove the two 5-mm long hex screws from the front bezel.
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2. Use a black stick or thin plastic credit card around the outer edge of the bezel to
separate the display housing tabs from the display assembly.
Warning: To avoid damage to the antenna receptors or inner cables, do not poke the
black stick or credit card inside the display. Keep the tool at a nearly horizontal plane
with the display bezel as you loosen the display assembly from the display housing.
Note: In the image above, the Bluetooth cable appearance differs from the
production models of this computer.
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Display Housing
3. Warning: Handle the display assembly and cables with care. Do not strain or pinch
the cables. Do not apply pressure to or bend the antenna receptors.
Gently lift the display assembly off of the display housing.
With the antenna cables still attached, place the display assembly on the tabletop
opposite the display housing.
Important: Keep the display assembly and housing in this open orientation (shown
below) for the remaining steps.
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4. Note the routing of the antenna cables. Peel up the tape that holds the cables in place.
Warning: Handle the antenna receptors and cables with care. Do not strain or pinch
the cables. Do not apply pressure to or bend the antenna receptors.
5. Warning: The tabs that hold the antenna cables in place are delicate. Avoid pressure
on the tabs.
Using a black stick, release the antenna cables from the inner tabs.
6. Move up the side of the display housing, releasing the cables from the tabs.
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Display Housing
7. Note: The antenna receptors are held in place with glue at each post. Use a black
stick at the end of each antenna receptor to gently pry it off the post.
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8. Placing the antenna cables and receptors aside, remove the display housing.
Replacement Note: When installing the replacement display housing, make sure the
antenna cables are secure under all of the inner tabs that run along the sides and
bottom of the display housing.
9. Install the replacement display housing, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Display Housing
LCD Panel
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• Phillips #0 screwdriver
• Black stick or other nonconductive plastic or nylon tool
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect sensor board and cable
• Hard drive
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Modem
DC-to-DC board
Heatsink with fan
Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
Logic board
DC-in board
Optical drive
Display module
Display housing
Procedure
Note: Reuse the tape you remove from the LCD panel.
1. Hold the backing for the LCD panel in place as you peel off the tape and disconnect
the LCD cable.
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LCD Panel
2. Remove the two screws from each side of the LCD panel.
3. Raise up the LCD panel and disconnect the connector to the inverter board.
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4. Install the replacement LCD panel, and reassemble and test the computer.
Replacement Note: When installing the replacement LCD panel in the display bezel
assembly, make sure the cable is connected to the inverter board and routed as
shown.
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LCD Panel
Inverter Board (and Antenna
Cable Assembly)
Tools
This procedure requires the following tools:
• Phillips #0 screwdriver
• Black stick or other nonconductive plastic or nylon tool
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect sensor board and cable
Inverter Board (and Antenna Cable Assembly)
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Hard drive
Modem
DC-to-DC board
Heatsink with fan
Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
Logic board
DC-in board
Optical drive
Display module
Display housing
LCD panel
Procedure
1. Remove the single screw near the center of the inverter board.
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Inverter Board (and Antenna Cable Assembly)
2. Lift up the board.
3. Peel away the tape and mylar cover that holds the inverter board and the antenna
cable assembly together.
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4. Separate the antenna cable assembly (board with attached antenna cables and
Bluetooth cable) from the inverter board.
5. Remove the screws from the clutch cover.
6. Remove the five screws from the bottom edge of the display bezel
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Inverter Board (and Antenna Cable Assembly)
7. Separate the clutch cover from the bezel and remove the LVDS cable.
8. Remove the antenna cables and inverter from the clutch cover.
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Replacement Note: When reinstalling the clutch cover, check that the cables are
routed as shown below (Bluetooth cable on the bottom of the clutch):
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Inverter Board (and Antenna Cable Assembly)
Hinges with Bezel Brace
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect sensor board and cable
• Hard drive
• Modem
• DC-to-DC board
• Heatsink with fan
• Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
• Logic board
• DC-in board
• Optical drive
• Display module
• Display housing
• LCD panel
• Inverter (and antenna cable assembly)
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Procedure
Important: In the following steps, note that because of the position of the bezel, the
designation of right and left differs. For example, the right hinge with bezel brace is
removed from the left side of the bezel because you are viewing the bezel from its inner
side. Likewise, the left hinge with bezel brace is removed from the right side of the bezel.
1. From the left side of the bezel, remove the three screws.
2. Remove the right hinge with bezel brace from the left side of the bezel.
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Hinges with Bezel Brace
3. Replacement Note: If you are replacing the right hinge with bezel brace with a new
one, make sure you transfer the sleep magnet to the replacement right bezel brace.
Use a black stick to tilt the magnet out of the magnet holder on the right bezel brace.
Important: Make sure the magnet is in place before reassembling the display
module.
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4. From the right side of the bezel, slide out the left hinge with bezel brace (no screws on
this side).
Replacement Note: To distinguish the right hinge with bezel brace from the left
hinge with bezel brace, note that the right hinge has three flanges on the outer edge
for the three screws.
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Hinges with Bezel Brace
Identifying the Replacement Hinges
Before ordering a replacement hinge with bezel brace, verify the LCD panel manufacturer
and hinge marking, as follows.
1. Check the manufacturer label shown on the LCD panel.
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2. If the label on the LCD panel shows Samsung as the manufacturer, order replacement
hinges that show a SAM-L or SAM-R designation on the outer arm of the bezel brace.
• To replace a SAM-L hinge, order 922-5714.
• To replace a SAM-R hinge, order 922-5713
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Hinges with Bezel Brace
3. If the label on the LCD panel shows IDTech as the manufacturer, order replacement
hinges that show an LG-L or LG-R designation on the outer arm of the bezel brace.
• To replace a LG-L hinge, order 922-5712.
• To replace a LG-R hinge, order 922-5711
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Display Bezel
Part Location
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Memory door and memory card
• AirPort Extreme Card, if installed
• Keyboard
• Top case
• Hall effect sensor board and cable
• Hard drive
• Modem
• DC-to-DC board
• Heatsink with fan
• Inner frame (with RJ11 board attached)
• Logic board
• DC-in board
• Optical drive
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Display Bezel
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Display housing
LCD panel
Inverter (and antenna cable assembly)
Procedure
When all preliminary steps are performed, the display bezel is the part that remains.
Display Bezel
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PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33 GHz)
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Symptom Charts
How to Use the Symptom Charts
The Symptom Charts included in this chapter will help you diagnose specific symptoms
related to the product.
The steps to solve a symptom are listed sequentially. You might not need to perform every
step before the symptom is solved. Start with the first step, and then test for the symptom.
If the symptom persists, replace any modules you removed, go to the next step, and test
again. Continue down the list until the symptom is solved.
Important: This computer starts up only in Mac OS X. Mac OS 9 is not available as a
startup disk and previous versions of the Mac OS should not be installed on this computer.
AirPort Extreme Card
AirPort Extreme Card not recognized
1. Use Software Update in Mac OS X system preferences or see the Apple Software
Updates web page to make sure the latest version of AirPort software is installed.
2. Reseat AirPort Extreme Card and make sure AirPort antenna cable is fully connected.
3. Verify settings in Network Preferences pane.
4. Check that AirPort Extreme Card appears in Apple System Profiler under Network
overview in System Profile.
5. Replace with known-good AirPort Card.
6. Replace logic board.
AirPort communication erratic
1. Use Software Update in Mac OS X system preferences or see the Apple Software
Updates web page to make sure the latest version of AirPort software is installed.
2. Make sure the computer is within antenna range of the other computer or the
network’s access point.
Note: Nearby electronic devices or metal structures can interfere with wireless
communication and reduce the antenna range. Repositioning or rotating the
computer may improve reception.
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3. Check the signal strength shown in the AirPort status icon in the menu bar. Up to four
bars can appear.
4. If the symptom remains, refer to the Knowledge Base for the latest articles on
computer placement and how to optimize AirPort performance.
Poor AirPort reception
1. Refer to Knowledge Base article 88258: PowerBook G4: How to Optimize AirPort
reception.
2. Reseat AirPort antenna and cable.
3. Check AirPort antenna cable for damage.
4. Replace with known-good AirPort Extreme Card.
5. Replace AirPort antenna board and cable.
Battery
Battery won't charge
1. Make sure that power adapter connector is fully inserted.
2. Remove any connected peripherals.
3. Try known-good power outlet. Green or amber light should glow at power adapter
connector.
4. Try known-good power adapter and power cord.
Note: Verify that power adapter connector glows amber or green. If the power
adapter light is green, turn over the computer and press the battery button. One to
five lights glow to show the battery’s level of charge. One blinking light indicates that
the battery does not have sufficient charge to turn on.
5. Remove battery and reseat it.
6. Try known-good battery.
7. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shiftpower.
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the
power manager.
Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the
date and time (using the Date & Time control panel).
8. Update to Mac OS 10.2.4 or later, or boot from external device with 10.2.4.
9. Replace DC-to-DC board.
10. Replace logic board.
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Short battery life
Refer to Knowledge Base article 114154: SOP: Battery Screening Process--Worldwide.
Battery won't charge completely
1. If battery reaches 96 percent and doesn’t charge further, this is normal operation.
Refer to Knowledge Base article 88344: PowerBook G4, iBook: Battery Does Not
Show Full Charge in Mac OS X.
2. If battery charges to 95 percent or less and stops charging before reaching 100
percent, replace DC-to-DC board.
Error Beeps
The computer automatically performs a power-on self test when it is turned on after being
fully shut down (not a restart). This section describes what to do if beeps are heard during
the startup.
Note: The computer has a memory expansion slot that accepts a 1.25-inch (or shorter)
PC-2100 compliant, SO-DIMM memory card. Refer to the Memory Replacement
instructions for removal and installation.
Computer beeps once at startup
1. One beep means that no RAM is detected.
2. If a RAM card is installed in the expansion slot, remove it and put in known-good and
compatible RAM and restart.
• If symptom does NOT repeat, replace RAM card.
• If symptom repeats, replace logic board.
3. If no RAM card is installed, replace logic board.
Computer beeps three times at startup
1. Three beeps means that no RAM banks passed memory testing.
2. If a RAM card is installed in the expansion slot, remove it and put in known-good and
compatible RAM and restart.
• If symptom does NOT repeat, replace RAM card.
• If symptom repeats, replace logic board.
3. If no RAM card is installed, replace logic board.
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Computer beeps four times at startup
1. Four beeps indicates a bad checksum for the remainder of the boot ROM. The ROM
(which is located on the logic board) is bad.
2. If a RAM card is installed in the expansion slot, remove it and put in known-good and
compatible RAM and restart.
• If symptom does NOT repeat, replace RAM card.
• If symptom repeats, replace logic board.
3. If no RAM card is installed, replace logic board.
Related article:
58442: Power On Self-Test Beep Definition - Part 2
Hard Drive
Hard drive will not initialize
1. Boot from Software and Restore DVD. Under the File menu, select Disk Utility, and
see if the hard drive appears on the list.
2. If no hard drive is found in Disk Utility, verify the hard drive cable connections.
3. Replace hard drive cable.
4. Replace hard drive.
Important: If the computer is under warranty and data recovery is required, refer to
Article 31077: Hard Drive Data Recovery & Warranty Implications, for important
information.
5. Replace logic board.
The internal hard drive does not spin
1. Disconnect any connected peripherals.
2. Try known-good power outlet.
3. Try known-good power adapter and power cord.
4. Boot from Software and Restore DVD.
5. Verify Disk Utility does not recognize the hard drive.
6. Verify cable connections.
7. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shiftpower.
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the
power manager.
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Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the
date and time (using the Date & Time control panel).
8. Replace hard drive cable.
9. Replace hard drive.
Noisy hard drive
Some sounds such as ticking or a rotational noise are normal. Refer to Knowledge Base
article 30593: PowerBook: Hard Drives and Noise.
Keyboard
No response from any key on keyboard
1. Remove any connected peripherals.
2. Boot from Software and Restore DVD to verify that it is not a software problem.
3. Turn off the computer. Disconnect the keyboard connector and inspect connectors.
4. Replace keyboard.
5. Replace logic board.
Keycap pops off
1. If the keycap is not broken, it can probably be reinstalled. To replace the keycap, refer
to Knowledge Base article 88106: PowerBook G4: Keycap Replacement.
2. Replace keyboard.
Modem
No modem dial tone
1. Check that the correct modem is selected in the Network Preferences pane. In
Modem tab, check that sound is not turned off.
2. It is possible that the modem is connecting but not generating a sound. Check Internet
Connect to verify status.
3. Verify known-good analog (not digital) telephone line.
4. Verify known-good RJ11 telephone cable.
5. Verify RJ11 cable is not plugged into Ethernet port.
6. Inspect RJ11 connector and modem port for pin damage.
7. Verify RJ11 telephone cable is firmly installed in the modem port.
8. To verify system function, in Modem tab, deselect “Wait for Dial Tone Before Dialing.”
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9. Verify modem 2-pin connector is plugged into modem correctly.
10. Replace the RJ11 modem cable and port.
11. Replace modem.
Related article:
106592: Mac OS X: How to Use Modem AT Commands
Cannot send fax
1. Check that Network connection in System Preferences is set to Internal Modem.
2. Refer to Knowledge Base article 25746: Mac OS X 10.3: Fax doesn't send.
Cannot receive fax
Check that "Receive faxes on this computer" is selected in the Print & Fax area of System
Preferences.
Related articles:
25731: Mac OS X 10.3: Receiving faxes and connecting to the Internet
25596: Mac OS X 10.3: About Receiving Faxes.
Modem drops connection
1. Try known-good phone line.
2. Refer to Knowledge Base article 106748: Mac OS X: Troubleshooting a dial-up/PPP
Internet connection.
Optical Drive
The optical drive does not accept CD or DVD disc (mechanical failure)
1. Verify disc is not warped.
2. Verify disc is correct size. The computer will accept only 120 mm round disc. Refer to
article 58641: Macintosh: Using Nonstandard Discs in CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drives.
3. Replace optical drive.
The disc icon does not show up on the desktop, or a dialog box appears to
initialize disc
1. Verify the correct type of disc is being used.
2. Try cleaning the disc. It may not mount if dirty or scratched.
3. Try a different disc.
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4. Create new Mac OS X user and log in as that user. (So that the customer does not
question the new user, remove the user once disc is verified.)
5. Reseat optical drive cable.
6. Replace optical drive cable.
7. Replace optical drive.
The optical drive does not eject CD or DVD disc
1. Verify disc is not in use by quitting any applications that may be using the disc.
2. Press and hold Media Eject key at top right corner of keyboard. If that does not work,
hold down Function (fn) key and Media Eject key.
3. Drag disc icon to trash or select it and press Command-E.
4. Choose Restart from Apple menu while holding down trackpad button.
5. Refer to Take Apart to remove the stuck disc and replace the optical drive.
Related article:
106752: Macintosh: How to Eject a Disc When Other Options Do Not Work
Ports
FireWire or USB port not recognizing devices; or device not recognized by
computer
Note: If you are trying to use a serial device with a USB/Serial adapter, check with the
manufacturer of the adapter for compatibility.
1. Completely shut down, then press the power button to start the computer.
2. Use Software Update in Mac OS X system preferences to verify that the latest
software is installed.
3. Use Apple System Profiler to verify that the computer is recognizing the device.
4. For USB, test ports with a known-good Apple keyboard or mouse. Try different USB
device on same port.
5. For FireWire, test by connecting another computer in FireWire Target Disk Mode.
Refer to article 58583: How to Use FireWire Target Disk Mode.
6. If a camera, turn on the camera before opening the video application.
7. Verify current driver for the device is installed. Verify that drivers are installed properly
for third party, if needed.
8. Create new Mac OS X user and log in as that user. (So that the customer does not
question the new user, remove the user once disc is verified.)
9. Try other port if available.
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10. Try a different cable. (Cable noise could be a problem.)
11. Try known-good device.
12. Eliminate chain by plugging in only one peripheral.
13. If self powered make sure that the power supply is connected and device's LED
indicates that it is getting power.
14. Reset the power manager by pressing key combination Control-Option-Shift-power.
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the
power manager.
Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the
date and time (using the Date & Time control panel).
15. Replace logic board.
Sound
Distorted sound from speakers
1. Verify sound is correct with external speakers/headphones. If sound is correct, replace
top case.
2. Verify speaker cables are inserted correctly, and check cables for damage.
3. Check balance in System Preferences: Sound: Output.
4. Replace rear panel assembly with attached speakers.
5. Replace subwoofer.
6. Replace logic board.
No sound from speaker(s)
1. Use the Software Update preference pane to verify that the latest software updates
have been installed.
2. Press the F3 key to verify that mute mode is not enabled.
3. Press the F4 or F5 key to check the volume setting.
4. Verify no external speakers or headphones are plugged in.
5. In the Sound preference pane confirm that only one device is listed in the Output tab.
6. Shut down computer and restart.
7. Reset PRAM (Press the power button, then hold down the Option-Command-P-R
keys until you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial
startup chime).
8. Verify that the speaker cable is connected properly to logic board.
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9. Replace top case.
10. Replace logic board.
Startup
The computer will not power on
1. Make sure that power adapter connector is fully inserted.
2. Remove any connected peripherals.
3. Try known-good power outlet.
4. Try known-good power adapter and power cord.
5. Remove battery.
6. Press Caps Lock key to see if light on key comes on. If it does, hold power button
down for six seconds to shut down the computer and restart.
7. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shiftpower.
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the
power manager.
Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the
date and time (using the Date & Time control panel).
8. Reset PRAM (Press the power button, then hold down the Option-Command-P-R
keys until you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial
startup chime).
9. Remove any additional RAM
10. Remove AirPort Card.
11. Try known-good DC board.
12. Verify cable connections and check cables for damage.
13. Verify power button is connected properly to logic board, if power button is not
functioning correctly or damaged, replace the top case.
14. Replace logic board.
The computer freezes during startup or a flashing question mark appears
1. If using Classic in Mac OS X, check for incompatible extensions:
• Turn off system extensions in Classic by opening System Preferences, clicking
Classic, clicking the Advanced tab, and choosing Turn Off Extensions. Click
Restart Classic.
• If turning off extensions appears to solve the problem, identify and eliminate or
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reinstall the extension that is causing the problem. Open the Extensions Manager
control panel, and turn off the extensions that you suspect are causing the
problem. Restart Classic with the extensions turned on again.
2. From the Software Install and Restore disc, use Disc Utility.
3. Reinstall the computer’s system software.
Display
No display, or dim display, but computer appears to operate correctly
1. Press F2 to increase the screen brightness setting.
2. Remove any connected devices. Allow the battery to charge to at least 10 percent
before plugging in external devices.
3. Try known-good power outlet, power adapter and power cord.
4. Reboot the computer—hold down the Control and Command keys and press the
Power button, or press and hold the Power button for 5 to 10 seconds to shut down the
computer, then press the Power button to restart.
5. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shiftpower.
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the
power manager.
Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the
date and time (using the Date & Time control panel).
6. Reset PRAM (Press the power button, then hold down the Option-Command-P-R
keys until you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial
startup chime).
7. Connect an external display, and check for video on external display.
• If video is fine on external display, replace LCD panel.
• If video symptom is same on external display, replace logic board.
8. Verify backlight cable and LVDS cable connections are seated properly and that the
cables are not damaged (refer to display assembly replacement instructions).
9. Replace display assembly.
10. Verify cable connections and check cables around the hinges for damage.
11. Replace logic board.
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When displaying a single color over the screen area, the LCD panel shows one
or more pixels that are not properly lit
Active-matrix LCD technology uses rows and columns of addressable locations (pixels)
that render text and images on screen. Each pixel location has three separate subpixels
(red, green, and blue) that allow the image to be rendered in full color. Each subpixel has a
corresponding transistor responsible for turning the subpixel on or off.
There are typically millions of these subpixels on an LCD display. For example, the LCD
panel used in the Apple Cinema HD display is made up of 2.3 million pixels and 6.9 million
red, green, and blue subpixels. Occasionally, a transistor does not work perfectly, which
may result in the affected subpixel being turned on (bright) or turned off (dark). With the
millions of subpixels on a display, it is quite possible to have a low number of faulty
transistors on an LCD. Therefore, a certain number of subpixel anomalies is considered
acceptable. Rejecting all but perfect LCD panels would significantly increase the retail
price for products using LCD displays. These factors apply to all manufacturers using LCD
technology—not just Apple products.
To determine whether or not the display has an acceptable number of pixel anomalies,
follow the steps below:
1. Set the display image to one of the following colors: all-white display, all-red display,
all-green display, or all-blue display.
2. Using a jeweler’s loupe, pocket microscope, or other magnifying device, identify and
count each subpixel anomaly:
• Bright subpixel anomaly = subpixel that is always on
• Dark subpixel anomaly = subpixel that is always off
3. Important: Check the number of subpixel anomalies with the following chart:
LCD Size
(inches)
12.1 to 15.2
Acceptable Number of Subpixel
Anomalies
Replace the LCD Panel
Bright
Dark
Combination
Bright
Dark
Combination
up to 3
up to 5
up to 7
4 or more
6 or more
8 or more
4. If the number of subpixel anomalies exceeds the acceptable number listed in the
chart, replace the LCD panel.
5. If the number of subpixel anomalies is acceptable, explain to the customer that the
pixel anomalies are within specifications, and no repair is necessary.
Important: Do not release the specifications to customers. Instead, inform them that
a certain number of subpixel anomalies is considered acceptable, and these factors
apply to all manufacturers using LCD technology—not just Apple products.
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Video (S-Video and Composite adapter)
No video on an external device
1. Make sure you are using the S-Video and Composite adapter cable.
2. Verify TV or VCR is set up properly with correct source.
3. Try different TV or VCR. Check owner’s manual for TV or VCR.
4. Replace adapter cable.
5. Replace logic board.
The display is rolling (PAL instead of NTSC)
1. Make sure you are not using Apple's A/V Video Cable.
2. Make sure you are using the S-Video and Composite adapter cable.
3. Go to Displays preference pane; change resolution from PAL setting to NTSC setting.
4. Try a different TV or VCR.
5. Try a different adapter cable
6. Replace logic board.
Display shows ghosting (signal reflection)
1. Verify that cables are correctly installed and firmly seated.
2. Replace video adapter.
Video (RGB adapter)
No video on an external device
1. Make sure RGB adapter cable is fully seated.
2. Click "Detect Displays" button to verify that monitor is being recognized in the Displays
preference pane, and is known-good and supported by this computer.
3. Try known-good RGB adapter.
4. Replace logic board.
5. Replace RGB adapter cable.
6. Replace logic board.
Display shows ghosting (signal reflection)
1. Verify that cables are correctly installed and firmly seated.
2. Replace video adapter.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth not recognized when ADC monitor connected
1. Disconnect all devices except the monitor.
2. Restart the computer.
3. If Bluetooth is still not recognized, refer to Bluetooth topic articles in the Knowledge
Base for the latest information on optimizing Bluetooth performance.
Misc. Symptoms
The computer runs with battery, but not with the power adapter plugged into
wall outlet
1. Try known-good power outlet.
2. Try known-good power adapter and power cord.
Note: Verify that power adapter connector glows amber or green. If the power
adapter light is green, turn over the computer and press the battery button. One to
five lights glow to show the battery’s level of charge. One blinking light indicates that
the battery does not have sufficient charge to turn on.
3. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shiftpower.
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the
power manager.
Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the
date and time (using the Date & Time control panel).
4. Replace DC-in board
5. Replace DC-to-DC board.
6. Replace logic board.
The computer runs when plugged into a wall outlet but not on battery power
1. Reseat battery to verify battery is seated correctly with battery lock engaged.
2. Try known-good charged battery.
3. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shiftpower.
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the
power manager.
Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the
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date and time (using the Date & Time control panel).
4. Replace DC-to-DC board.
5. Replace logic board.
The cursor does not move when you are using trackpad
1. Verify that no USB device is connected.
2. Boot from a Mac OS system CD to verify that it is not a software problem.
3. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shiftpower.
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the
power manager.
Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the
date and time (using the Date & Time control panel).
4. Check trackpad cable and connection to the logic board (see separate Keyboard and
Top Case replacement instructions for location under top case).
5. Replace top case.
6. Replace logic board.
The cursor intermittently does not move or moves erratically
Note: User must touch with the surface of only one finger at a time and point directly down
on the trackpad surface.
1. Clean trackpad surface (with computer off, using a non-static-inducing material).
2. Completely shut down, then press the power button to start the computer.
3. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shiftpower.
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the
power manager.
Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the
date and time (using the Date & Time control panel).
4. Reset PRAM (Press the power button, then hold down the Option-Command-P-R
keys until you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial
startup chime).
5. Remove and reseat memory card.
6. Try unit on battery power. If problem goes away, replace power adapter.
7. Place a Mac OS system CD in the optical disc drive, press the start button and hold
down the "C" key. Check the cursor movement, to see if the problem is software.
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8. Check trackpad cable and connection to the logic board (see separate Keyboard and
Top Case replacement instructions for location under top case).
9. Replace top case.
10. Reseat the heatsink if it is not properly secured.
11. Replace logic board.
The microphone is not working
1. In the Sound preference pane select the Input tab. Make sure that the internal
microphone device is selected in the list.
2. In the Sound preference pane select the Input tab. Make sure that the input volume is
midrange or above.
3. In the Sound preference pane select the Output tab. Make sure the built-in audio
controller is selected.
4. Create new Mac OS X user and log in as that user. (So that the customer does not
question the new user, remove the user once disc is verified.)
5. Reset PRAM (Press the power button, then hold down the Option-Command-P-R
keys until you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial
startup chime).
6. Verify microphone cable connection to logic board.
7. Replace top case (which includes the microphone).
8. Replace logic board.
The latching mechanism that holds the display closed is not working
Note: As the display closes against the top case, a hook in the top of the display housing
should be magnetically pulled down into a slot in the top case, and secured. When the
latch button is pushed, the hook should release and retract into the display housing,
allowing the display to open.
1. Verify hook operation by exercising the latch mechanism.
2. If the hook does not operate properly, replace the display bezel.
3. If the latch or latch button does not operate properly, replace the bottom case
assembly.
Fan fails
1. Check fan cable connection, and check cable for damage.
2. Replace fan.
3. Replace logic board.
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Trackpad works intermittently
The trackpad operation can be affected by hand lotion, humidity, dangling jewelry, and the
use of more than one finger on the trackpad.
1. Check for environmental factors such as humidity, hand lotion, or jewelry.
2. Clean the trackpad with a clean, dry lint-free cloth.
Related articles:
17228: Portables: Jumpy or Erratic Trackpad Operation
58389: PowerBook and iBook: Trackpad Does Not Respond
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Block Diagram: PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33 GHz)
PowerPC G4
microprocessor
(L2 cache: 512K 1:1)
256 MB SDRAM
DDR on-board
167 MHz
Memory bus
167 MHz
MaxBus
Flat-panel
display
AGP4X
bus
NVIDIA
GeForce FX
Go5200
graphics IC
Mini-DVI
connector
up to 1.25 GB
DDR SDRAM
Ultra
ATA bus
Hard disk
drive
FireWire
PHY
FireWire 400 port
Ethernet
PHY
Ethernet port
EIDE
bus
Optical drive
Audio line in
Audio line out
PMU99
power controller
Intrepid
memory
controller
and I/O
device
controller
I2S
Audio
codec
Built-in
speakers
Boot
ROM
Trackpad
Mid-range
enhance
PCI bus
AirPort Extreme
Keyboard
PCI USB
controller
Power supply
and charger
Bluetooth
Internal
microphone
12 Mbps
USB
I2S
Data pump
and DAA
USB 2.0 port
USB 2.0 port
Modem port
Modem module
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Main Exploded View
Keyboard Kit
076-0982
Top Case
922-6380
Bracket, Hard Drive
922-5736
Hall Effect Sensor
Board with Cable
922-6483
922-6239
Holder, Hard Drive, Left
922-5737
Hard Drive
60 GB 661-3247
80 GB 661-3243
Cushion, Hard Drive
922-5739
Flex Cable, Hard Drive
922-5740
Shield, Battery Connector
922-6416
Holder, Hard Drive, Right
922-5738
Optical Drive Bracket, Top
922-6414
Flex Cable, Optical Drive
922-6240
Optical Drive
Combo 661-3255
SuperDrive 661-3253
Bezel,
Optical Drive
922-5819
DC-to-DC Board
922-6422
Guide Rail, AirPort
922-5744
Internal Frame
922-6385
I/O Shield, Top
922-6078
I/O Shield, Port Side
922-6080
RJ11 Modem Board and Cable
922-6381
RJ11 Shield
922-6417
EMI Shield, DC-In
922-5728
Sleeve, DC Port, Pkg. of 5
922-5743
DC-In Board
922-5655
Sleep LED Board
922-5659
SDRAM Card
256 MB 661-3323
512 MB 661-3324
1 GB 661-3325
RAM Door
922-6415
Optical Drive
Bracket, Bottom
922-6244
Fan with Cable
922-6242
Modem Shield
922-6384
Soft Modem Card
922-6492
Heatsink
922-6383
Logic Board
661-3232
Bluetooth Cable
922-6494
Bluetooth Board
922-6571
922-5764 (Q6T)
Rear Panel with Speakers
922-6387
Subwoofer
922-6412
Bottom Case
922-6386
Battery Retention Bar
922-6573
Battery, 46W
661-3233
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Display Exploded View
Rear Display Housing
922-6243
LCD Panel
661-2791
LVDS Cable
922-5720
Antenna Cable Assembly
922-6074
Inverter Board
922-6421
Left Hinge
922-5712
922-5714 (SS)
Right Hinge
922-5711
922-5713 (SS)
Front Display Bezel
922-6077
Left Clutch Cap
922-5716
Right Clutch Cap
922-5717
2 - PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33 GHz) Views
Clutch Cover
922-5715