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PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Updated 22 May 2002
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Keyboard
Replacement Instructions
Follow the instructions in this sheet carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could
damage your equipment and void its warranty.
Note: Written and video instructions covering customer-installable parts are available at
http://www.info.apple.com/installparts/.
Warning: During this procedure, keep small parts away from children.
Tools Required
The only tool required for this procedure is a jeweler’s flat-blade screwdriver
(if keyboard is locked).
Removing the Installed Keyboard
Warning: Always shut down your 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 before
continuing.
1. Place your computer on a clean, flat surface.
2. Shut down your computer and wait thirty minutes before continuing.
3. Disconnect the power cord and any other cables connected to the computer.
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4. Close the computer and turn it over.
5. Slide the battery latch (Figure 1A) to the right to remove the battery (Figure 1B).
Removing the battery will prevent you from accidentally turning on the computer.
Warning: Removing the battery before shutting down your computer may
result in data loss.
Figure 1
A
B
6. Turn over the computer.
7. Raise the display so you can access the keyboard.
8. Make sure the keyboard locking screw, located in the small plastic tab to the left of the
Num Lock key (Figure 2), is not in the locked position. Your PowerBook comes with
the keyboard unlocked, so unless you or someone else locked the keyboard, you can
skip this step.
To unlock the keyboard, turn the screw 1/2 turn.
Figure 2
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Keyboard - 2
9. Release the keyboard by pulling down on the keyboard release tabs (located to the left
of the F1 and F12 keys) (Figure 3), then lift the top portion of the keyboard up slightly,
and toward the display.
Figure 3
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10. Flip the keyboard over and lay it on the palm rests and trackpad. (Figure 4)
Figure 4
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Keyboard - 3
11. Touch the computer’s inside framework (a dull gray conductive composite material) to
discharge any static electricity, as shown (Figure 5).
Important: To avoid electrostatic discharge damage, always ground yourself by
touching the computer’s framework before you touch any parts or install any
components inside the computer. To avoid static electricity building back up in your
body, do not walk around the room until you have completed your installation and
closed the computer.
Figure 5
12. Locate the keyboard cable connector. (Figure 6)
Figure 6
13. Pull up on the connector, from side to side if needed, to disconnect it from the computer.
14. Set the keyboard aside.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Keyboard - 4
Installing the Replacement Keyboard
1. Lay the replacement keyboard in the correct orientation over the keyboard opening,
then flip it toward you and lay it face down on the palm rests and trackpad to expose its
connector cable. (Figure 7)
Figure 7
2. Firmly insert the keyboard cable connector into its connector on the computer.
3. Flip the keyboard back toward the keyboard opening in the case.
4. Hold the keyboard at an angle above the keyboard opening, and insert the tabs on the
bottom edge of the keyboard into the slots below the edge of the opening. (Figure 8)
Important: Make sure that all the tabs are seated and that the keyboard rests flush
against the edge of the opening.
Figure 8
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Keyboard - 5
5. Lay the keyboard flat into the keyboard opening.
6. Pull down on the keyboard release tabs and then press down on the top portion of the
keyboard. (Figure 9)
Figure 9
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7. Release the tabs to secure the keyboard in place.
8. Close the display and turn the PowerBook over.
9. Replace the battery into the battery compartment. (Figure 10)
Important: Make sure that the battery locks securely into place and that the battery
latch is slid all the way into the locked position.
Figure 10
10. Reconnect the power cord and any other cables that were connected, and restart your
computer.
Warning: Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and external
parts are in place and it is closed. Operating the computer when it is open or
missing parts can damage your computer or cause injury.
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 Apple Computer, Inc.
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Under the copyright laws, this document may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the
written consent of Apple.
The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Use of the “keyboard” Apple logo (Option-Shift-K) for commercial purposes
without the prior written consent of Apple may constitute trademark infringement and
unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate.
Apple is not responsible for printing or clerical errors.
Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
USA
+ 1 408 996 1010
http://www.apple.com
Apple, the Apple logo, and PowerBook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Keyboard - 7
 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Memory Card
Replacement Instructions
Follow the instructions in this sheet carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could
damage your equipment and void its warranty.
Note: Written and video instructions covering customer-installable parts are available at
http://www.info.apple.com/installparts/.
Warning: During this procedure, keep small parts away from children.
Tools Required
The only tool required for this procedure is a jeweler’s flat-blade screwdriver
(if keyboard is locked).
Opening the Computer
Warning: Always shut down your 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 before
continuing.
1. Place your computer on a clean, flat surface.
2. Shut down your computer and wait thirty minutes before continuing.
3. Disconnect the power cord and any other cables connected to the computer.
4. Close the computer and turn it over.
5. Slide the battery latch (Figure 1A) to the right to remove the battery (Figure 1B).
Removing the battery will prevent you from accidentally turning on the computer.
Warning: Removing the battery before shutting down your computer may
result in data loss.
Figure 1
A
B
6. Turn over the computer.
7. Raise the display so you can access the keyboard.
8. Make sure the keyboard locking screw, located in the small plastic tab to the left of the
Num Lock key (Figure 2), is not in the locked position. Your PowerBook comes with
the keyboard unlocked, so unless you or someone else locked the keyboard, you can
skip this step.
To unlock the keyboard, turn the screw 1/2 turn.
Figure 2
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Memory Card - 2
9. Release the keyboard by pulling down on the keyboard release tabs (located to the left
of the F1 and F12 keys) (Figure 3), then lift the top portion of the keyboard up slightly,
and toward the display.
Figure 3
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10. Flip the keyboard over and lay it on the palm rests and trackpad. (Figure 4)
Figure 4
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Memory Card - 3
11. Touch the computer’s inside framework (a dull gray conductive composite material) to
discharge any static electricity, as shown (Figure 5).
Important: To avoid electrostatic discharge damage, always ground yourself by
touching the computer’s framework before you touch any parts or install any
components inside the computer. To avoid static electricity building back up in your
body, do not walk around the room until you have completed your installation and
closed the computer.
Figure 5
Removing the Installed Memory Card
1. To remove a memory card, locate the brackets that secure the card on both sides
(Figure 6). Carefully spread the brackets apart until the card releases on each side.
Pull the card up and out.
Note: If there is a memory card in the upper memory slot (Figure 6A), it must be
removed before removing a card in the lower slot (Figure 6B).
Figure 6
B
A
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Memory Card - 4
Installing the Replacement Memory Card
Warning: When handling a memory card, do not touch its gold connectors. Handle
the card only by the edges.
1. To install the memory card, line up the notch in the card with the small tab in the
memory slot. Hold the card at a 30-degree angle (Figure 7A), and then push the card
into the slot until it is firmly seated.
Note: You may feel some resistance. If you are having trouble inserting the card, try
pushing one side at a time.
Figure 7
A
2. Gently push the card down until the two brackets on either side of the card lock into
place (Figure 8).
Figure 8
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Closing the Computer
1. Flip the keyboard back toward the keyboard opening in the case.
2. Hold the keyboard at an angle above the keyboard opening, and insert the tabs on the
bottom edge of the keyboard into the slots below the edge of the opening. (Figure 9)
Important: Make sure that all the tabs are seated and that the keyboard rests flush
against the edge of the opening.
Figure 9
3. Lay the keyboard flat into the keyboard opening.
4. Pull down on the keyboard release tabs and then press down on the top portion of the
keyboard. (Figure 10)
Figure 10
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5. Release the tabs to secure the keyboard in place.
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6. Close the display and turn the PowerBook over.
7. Replace the battery into the battery compartment. (Figure 11)
Important: Make sure that the battery locks securely into place and that the battery
latch is slid all the way into the locked position.
Figure 11
8. Reconnect the power cord and any other cables that were connected, and restart your
computer.
Warning: Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and external
parts are in place and it is closed. Operating the computer when it is open or
missing parts can damage your computer or cause injury.
 Apple Computer, Inc.
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Under the copyright laws, this document may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the
written consent of Apple.
The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Use of the “keyboard” Apple logo (Option-Shift-K) for commercial purposes
without the prior written consent of Apple may constitute trademark infringement and
unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate.
Apple is not responsible for printing or clerical errors.
Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
USA
+ 1 408 996 1010
http://www.apple.com
Apple, the Apple logo, and PowerBook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Memory Card - 7
 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Modem
Replacement Instructions
Follow the instructions in this sheet carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could
damage your equipment and void its warranty.
Note: Written and video instructions covering customer-installable parts are available at
http://www.info.apple.com/installparts/.
Warning: During this procedure, keep small parts away from children.
Tools Required
• Jeweler’s flat-blade screwdriver (if keyboard is locked)
• 5 mm wrench, 5 mm socket wrench, or needle nose pliers
Opening the Computer
Warning: Always shut down your 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 before
continuing.
1. Place your computer on a clean, flat surface.
2. Shut down your computer and wait thirty minutes before continuing.
3. Disconnect the power cord and any other cables connected to the computer.
073-0634 Rev. A
4. Close the computer and turn it over.
5. Slide the battery latch (Figure 1A) to the right to remove the battery (Figure 1B).
Removing the battery will prevent you from accidentally turning on the computer.
Warning: Removing the battery before shutting down your computer may
result in data loss.
Figure 1
A
B
6. Turn over the computer.
7. Raise the display so you can access the keyboard.
8. Make sure the keyboard locking screw, located in the small plastic tab to the left of the
Num Lock key (Figure 2), is not in the locked position. Your PowerBook comes with
the keyboard unlocked, so unless you or someone else locked the keyboard, you can
skip this step.
To unlock the keyboard, turn the screw 1/2 turn.
Figure 2
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Modem - 2
9. Release the keyboard by pulling down on the keyboard release tabs (located to the left
of the F1 and F12 keys) (Figure 3), then lift the top portion of the keyboard up slightly,
and toward the display.
Figure 3
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10. Flip the keyboard over and lay it on the palm rests and trackpad. (Figure 4)
Figure 4
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Modem - 3
11. Touch the computer’s inside framework (a dull gray conductive composite material) to
discharge any static electricity, as shown (Figure 5).
Important: To avoid electrostatic discharge damage, always ground yourself by
touching the computer’s framework before you touch any parts or install any
components inside the computer. To avoid static electricity building back up in your
body, do not walk around the room until you have completed your installation and
closed the computer.
Figure 5
Removing the Installed Modem
Warning: You must remove and install the modem carefully to avoid damaging
delicate parts, including the modem connector and connector cable.
1. Locate the modem and remove the 5 mm hexnut screw (Figure 6A).
Figure 6
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Modem - 4
2. Pull up on the right, front corner of the modem to disconnect it from the logic board.
(Figure 7)
Figure 7
3. Pull the modem up and to the right slightly to reveal the modem connector cable
attached to the left end of the modem. (Figure 8)
Figure 8
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Modem - 5
4. Carefully disconnect the modem cable connector (Figure 9) and remove the modem
from the computer.
Figure 9
Installing the Replacement Modem
1. Connect the modem cable connector to the modem (Figure 10).
Note: The connector plugs into the socket located on the top of the modem’s circuit
board. The connector and socket are keyed to fit with the keys (Figure 10A) up.
Figure 10
A
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Modem - 6
2. Carefully guide the cable into the space under the edge of the keyboard opening and
lay the modem into the modem opening (Figure 11).
Figure 11
3. Line up the hexnut screw hole, in the left front corner of the modem, with the hole in
the logic board. The modem should lie flat.
Note: Visually verify that the modem connector cable is still attached.
4. Press down on the front edge of the modem, slightly left of center, to firmly connect it
to the logic board (Figure 12).
Note: You may need to maneuver the modem around slightly until you feel the
connectors match up.
Figure 12
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Modem - 7
5. Install the hexnut screw. (Figure 13)
Note: It may be helpful to use a finger tip to hold the top of the screw straight and
steady while turning the screw.
Figure 13
Closing the Computer
1. Flip the keyboard back toward the keyboard opening in the case.
2. Hold the keyboard at an angle above the keyboard opening, and insert the tabs on the
bottom edge of the keyboard into the slots below the edge of the opening. (Figure 14)
Important: Make sure that all the tabs are seated and that the keyboard rests flush
against the edge of the opening.
Figure 14
3. Lay the keyboard flat into the keyboard opening.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Modem - 8
4. Pull down on the keyboard release tabs and then press down on the top portion of the
keyboard. (Figure 15)
Figure 15
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5. Release the tabs to secure the keyboard in place.
6. Close the display and turn the PowerBook over.
7. Replace the battery into the battery compartment. (Figure 16).
Important: Make sure that the battery locks securely into place and that the battery
latch is slid all the way into the locked position.
Figure 16
8. Reconnect the power cord and any other cables that were connected, and restart your
computer.
Warning: Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and external
parts are in place and it is closed. Operating the computer when it is open or
missing parts can damage your computer or cause injury.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Modem - 9
Replacing International Modems
After you have replaced a modem in Europe or Asia, open the software utility Modem
Country Selector and verify that the modem is set to the correct country. Modem Country
Selector is located in the Apple Extras folder on your hard drive or can be downloaded as
part of the Apple Modem Updater software bundle at http://asu.info.apple.com.
 Apple Computer, Inc.
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Under the copyright laws, this document may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the
written consent of Apple.
The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Use of the “keyboard” Apple logo (Option-Shift-K) for commercial purposes
without the prior written consent of Apple may constitute trademark infringement and
unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate.
Apple is not responsible for printing or clerical errors.
Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
USA
+ 1 408 996 1010
http://www.apple.com
Apple, the Apple logo, and PowerBook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Modem - 10
 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Bottom Case
Replacement Instructions
Follow the instructions in this sheet carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could
damage your equipment and void its warranty.
Note: Written and video instructions covering customer-installable parts are available at
http://www.info.apple.com/installparts/.
Warning: Sharp edges can exist inside your computer and on any parts being
removed or installed. Use caution to avoid injury. Keep small parts away from
children.
Tools Required
• Soft towel or cloth, larger than the PowerBook
• Torx T8 screwdriver (provided with bottom case)
Removing the Bottom Case
Warning: Always shut down your 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 before
continuing.
1. Place your computer on a clean, flat surface.
2. Shut down your computer and wait thirty minutes before continuing.
3. Disconnect the power cord and any other cables connected to the computer.
4. Place a towel or soft cloth on a table in front of you. (Figure 1A)
The towel or cloth will protect the keyboard and display area of the PowerBook when
you flip it over to remove the battery and bottom case. Make sure it covers an area
large enough for your PowerBook and that it hangs over the edge of the table.
5. With the display open at an angle greater than 90 degrees, carefully flip the
PowerBook over and lay it flat, fully on the table. Make sure the display hangs over the
edge of the table and rests lightly on your lap. (Figure 1B)
Important: Do not open the display farther than the angle shown.
Figure 1
A
B
6. Remove the battery by sliding the battery latch to the left. Make sure to return the latch
fully to the right. (Figure 2)
Removing the battery will prevent you from accidentally turning on the computer.
Warning: Removing the battery before shutting down your computer may
result in data loss.
Figure 2
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Bottom Case - 2
7. Using the Torx T8 screwdriver, remove the eight bottom case screws in the order
shown in the illustration. (Figure 3)
Important: To avoid damaging the case, be careful that the screwdriver tip does not
slip out of the screw head during removal.
Figure 3
1
4
3
2
5
8
7
6
Note: The following three steps explain how to remove the bottom case by disengaging it
at the left and right sides and then carefully pivoting it forward.
Important: During this procedure, do not push on the rubber feet of the bottom case.
8. Place your hands on the bottom case as shown (Figure 4) and push away from you
until the left side releases.
Figure 4
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Bottom Case - 3
9. Place your hands on the bottom case as shown (Figure 5) and push away from you
until the right side releases.
Figure 5
10. When both sides have released, lift up on the edge of the bottom case that is closest
to you; carefully and evenly pivot it over the front edge of the computer until it releases.
(Figure 6)
Important: Do not twist the bottom case from side to side. Slide the case forward
completely before lifting it up. If you feel any resistance when lifting the bottom case,
double-check to make sure the case is slid all the way forward and releases from the
front edge.
Figure 6
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Bottom Case - 4
Installing the Replacement Bottom Case
1. To install the new bottom case, place it over the bottom of the computer in the same
orientation as the original bottom case.
2. Align the notches on the right and left sides of the case (some of these can be viewed
through the battery opening). Then press down and toward you slightly to secure the
case.
Important: Make sure that the seams between the bottom case and the frame are
closed. Verify that the case lies flat and fits properly around the battery latch and that
the alignment tab that protrudes on the underside of the bottom case, shown in the
illustration (Figure 7A), is seated properly.
Note: To help with alignment, apply pressure to the bottom case at the back of the
battery compartment opening, near the latch, and on the front and back outside
edges of the case.
3. Check that the eight screw holes on the case align with the holes on the computer.
4. Replace the eight screws in the order shown in the illustration (Figure 7). Do not
overtighten the screws or damage could result.
Note: The screws must go in straight and easily; if they do not, readjust the bottom
case for proper alignment.
Important: To avoid damaging the case, be careful that the screwdriver tip does not
slip out of the screw head during tightening.
Figure 7
8
5
6
A
7
2
4
1
3
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5. Replace the battery. (Figure 8)
Important: Make sure that the battery locks securely into place and that the battery
latch is slid all the way into the locked position.
Figure 8
6. Turn the computer over so that the optical drive slot faces you. Verify that the bottom
case is flush with the front edge of the slot. If the case is slightly bowed and there is a
gap near the center of the slot, carefully pull the bottom edge of the slot until it clicks
into place and becomes flush with the bottom case. (Figure 9)
Figure 9
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7. Reconnect the power cord and any other cables that were connected, and restart your
computer.
Warning: Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and external
parts are in place and it is closed. Operating the computer when it is open or
missing parts can damage your computer or cause injury.
 Apple Computer, Inc.
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Under the copyright laws, this document may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the
written consent of Apple.
The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Use of the “keyboard” Apple logo (Option-Shift-K) for commercial purposes
without the prior written consent of Apple may constitute trademark infringement and
unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate.
Apple is not responsible for printing or clerical errors.
Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
USA
+ 1 408 996 1010
http://www.apple.com
Apple, the Apple logo, and PowerBook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
AirPort Card
Replacement Instructions
Follow the instructions in this sheet carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could
damage your equipment and void its warranty.
Note: Written and video instructions covering customer-installable parts are available at
http://www.info.apple.com/installparts/.
Warning: Sharp edges can exist inside your computer and on any parts being
removed or installed. Use caution to avoid injury. Keep small parts away from
children.
Tools Required
• Soft towel or cloth, larger than the PowerBook
• Torx T8 screwdriver
Opening the Computer
Warning: Always shut down your 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 before
continuing.
To access the AirPort Card, you must first remove the battery and bottom case.
1. Place your computer on a clean, flat surface.
2. Shut down your computer and wait thirty minutes before continuing.
3. Disconnect the power cord and any other cables connected to the computer.
4. Place a towel or soft cloth on a table in front of you. (Figure 1A)
The towel or cloth will protect the keyboard and display area of the PowerBook when
you flip it over to remove the battery and bottom case. Make sure it covers an area
large enough for your PowerBook and that it hangs over the edge of the table.
5. With the display open at an angle greater than 90 degrees, carefully flip the
PowerBook over and lay it flat, fully on the table. Make sure the display hangs over the
edge of the table and rests lightly on your lap. (Figure 1B)
Important: Do not open the display farther than the angle shown.
Figure 1
A
B
6. Remove the battery by sliding the battery latch to the left. Make sure to return the latch
fully to the right. (Figure 2)
Removing the battery will prevent you from accidentally turning on the computer.
Warning: Removing the battery before shutting down your computer may
result in data loss.
Figure 2
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) AirPort Card - 2
7. Using a Torx T8 screwdriver, remove the eight bottom case screws in the order shown
in the illustration. (Figure 3)
Important: To avoid damaging the case, be careful that the screwdriver tip does not
slip out of the screw head during removal.
Figure 3
1
4
3
2
5
8
7
6
Note: The following three steps explain how to remove the bottom case by disengaging it
at the left and right sides and then carefully pivoting it forward.
Important: During this procedure, do not push on the rubber feet of the bottom case.
8. Place your hands on the bottom case as shown (Figure 4) and push away from you
until the left side releases.
Figure 4
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) AirPort Card - 3
9. Place your hands on the bottom case as shown (Figure 5) and push away from you
until the right side releases.
Figure 5
10. When both sides have released, lift up on the edge of the bottom case that is closest
to you; carefully and evenly pivot it over the front edge of the computer until it releases.
(Figure 6)
Important: Do not twist the bottom case from side to side. Slide the case forward
completely before lifting it up. If you feel any resistance when lifting the bottom case,
double-check to make sure the case is slid all the way forward and releases from the
front edge.
Figure 6
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) AirPort Card - 4
11. Touch the computer’s inside framework (a dull gray conductive composite material) to
discharge any static electricity, as shown. (Figure 7)
Important: To avoid electrostatic discharge damage, always ground yourself by
touching the computer’s framework before you touch any parts or install any
components inside the computer. To avoid static electricity building back up in your
body, do not walk around the room until you have completed your installation and
closed the computer.
Figure 7
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) AirPort Card - 5
Removing the Installed AirPort Card
1. Pull back on the antenna clip (Figure 8A) to release the antenna cable connector
(Figure 8B) and allow the card to rise up slightly.
2. Pull the card from the AirPort connector (Figure 8D).
3. Hold the AirPort Card with one hand and grasp the antenna cable connector with the
other. While being careful not to strain the antenna cable (Figure 8C), firmly pull the
connector straight out of the AirPort Card.
Figure 8
D
C
A
B
Important: If the AirPort Card is not being replaced right away, replace the antenna
cable connector into its holder (Figure 10B) and pull the loop of the antenna cable up
slightly and away from the edge of the computer case. This prevents the cable from
interfering with the PC card slot, below, or getting pinched during reassembly.
Also, if the insertion end of the AirPort Card connector is rotated up, push it down into
the level position. This allows the bottom case to install properly.
Installing the Replacement AirPort Card
1. If the AirPort Card to be installed came with the AirPort adapter (Figure 9A), remove
the metal clip (Figure 9B) and pull the AirPort Card (Figure 9C) from the adapter.
(The adapter and metal clip are not used with your PowerBook.)
Figure 9
A
C
B
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2. If necessary, pull the AirPort antenna cable connector (Figure 10A) from its holder
(Figure 10B).
Figure 10
B
A
3. Pull up the insertion end of the AirPort Card connector (Figure 11A) to raise it up
slightly, if it is not already up.
4. Position the AirPort Card (Figure 11B) with the AirPort ID numbers and bar code
facing up and slide the card into the connector. Make sure to slide the card all the way
in until the card is securely attached to the connector.
Figure 11
B
A
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5. Plug the antenna cable connector (Figure 12A) into the port, which is located just
below the plastic tab (Figure 12B), on the end of the AirPort Card. Make sure the
connector is straight before inserting it into the card.
6. Push the AirPort Card down into its space until the antenna cable connector is
secured by the small antenna clip (Figure 12C).
Important: Route the antenna cable (Figure 12D) between the edge of the computer
and the AirPort Card. Verify that the cable is away from the edge of the computer so
that it will not be pinched during reassembly and that it does not sag down into the
PC card slot area (below the AirPort Card). Take up any extra cable by tucking it in
where shown (Figure 12E).
7. Fold the plastic tab (Figure 12B) on the AirPort Card over the top of the card.
Note: The plastic tab must be folded over the card during the installation of the
bottom case; otherwise you will not be able to securely attach the bottom case to the
computer.
Figure 12
E
B
D
C
A
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Closing the Computer
1. To replace the bottom case, place it over the bottom of the computer in the same
orientation as the original bottom case.
2. Align the notches on the right and left sides of the case (some of these can be viewed
through the battery opening). Then press down and toward you slightly to secure the
case.
Important: Make sure that the seams between the bottom case and the frame are
closed. Verify that the case lies flat and fits properly around the battery latch and that
the alignment tab that protrudes on the underside of the bottom case, shown in the
illustration (Figure 13A), is seated properly.
Note: To help with alignment, apply pressure to the bottom case at the back of the
battery compartment opening, near the latch, and on the front and back outside
edges of the case.
3. Check that the eight screw holes on the case align with the holes on the computer.
4. Replace the eight screws in the order shown in the illustration (Figure 13). Do not
overtighten the screws or damage could result.
Note: The screws must go in straight and easily; if they do not, readjust the bottom
case for proper alignment.
Important: To avoid damaging the case, be careful that the screwdriver tip does not
slip out of the screw head during tightening.
Figure 13
8
5
6
A
7
2
4
1
3
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5. Replace the battery. (Figure 14)
Important: Make sure that the battery locks securely into place and that the battery
latch is slid all the way into the locked position.
Figure 14
6. Turn the computer over so that the optical drive slot faces you. Verify that the bottom
case is flush with the front edge of the slot. If the case is slightly bowed and there is a
gap near the center of the slot, carefully pull the bottom edge of the slot until it clicks
into place and becomes flush with the bottom case. (Figure 15)
Figure 15
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7. Reconnect the power cord and any other cables that were connected, and restart your
computer.
Warning: Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and external
parts are in place and it is closed. Operating the computer when it is open or
missing parts can damage your computer or cause injury.
 Apple Computer, Inc.
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Under the copyright laws, this document may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the
written consent of Apple.
The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Use of the “keyboard” Apple logo (Option-Shift-K) for commercial purposes
without the prior written consent of Apple may constitute trademark infringement and
unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate.
Apple is not responsible for printing or clerical errors.
Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
USA
+ 1 408 996 1010
http://www.apple.com
Apple, the Apple logo, and PowerBook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
AirPort is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Hard Drive
Replacement Instructions
Follow the instructions in this sheet carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could
damage your equipment and void its warranty.
Note: Written and video instructions covering customer-installable parts are available at
http://www.info.apple.com/installparts/.
Warning: Sharp edges can exist inside your computer and on any parts being
removed or installed. Use caution to avoid injury. Keep small parts away from
children.
Tools Required
• Soft towel or cloth, larger than the PowerBook
• Torx T8 screwdriver (provided with hard drive)
Backing Up Your Data
Warning: Before replacing your hard drive, make sure you back up all data on the
drive.
Opening the Computer
Warning: Always shut down your 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 before
continuing.
To access the hard drive, you must first remove the battery and bottom case.
1. Place your computer on a clean, flat surface.
2. Shut down your computer and wait thirty minutes before continuing.
3. Disconnect the power cord and any other cables connected to the computer.
073-0633 Rev. A
4. Place a towel or soft cloth on a table in front of you. (Figure 1A)
The towel or cloth will protect the keyboard and display area of the PowerBook when
you flip it over to remove the battery and bottom case. Make sure it covers an area
large enough for your PowerBook and that it hangs over the edge of the table.
5. With the display open at an angle greater than 90 degrees, carefully flip the
PowerBook over and lay it flat, fully on the table. Make sure the display hangs over the
edge of the table and rests lightly on your lap. (Figure 1B)
Important: Do not open the display farther than the angle shown.
Figure 1
A
B
6. Remove the battery by sliding the battery latch to the left. Make sure to return the latch
fully to the right. (Figure 2)
Removing the battery will prevent you from accidentally turning on the computer.
Warning: Removing the battery before shutting down your computer may
result in data loss.
Figure 2
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7. Using a Torx T8 screwdriver, remove the eight bottom case screws in the order shown
in the illustration. (Figure 3)
Important: To avoid damaging the case, be careful that the screwdriver tip does not
slip out of the screw head during removal.
Figure 3
1
4
3
2
5
8
7
6
Note: The following three steps explain how to remove the bottom case by disengaging it
at the left and right sides and then carefully pivoting it forward.
Important: During this procedure, do not push on the rubber feet of the bottom case.
8. Place your hands on the bottom case as shown (Figure 4) and push away from you
until the left side releases.
Figure 4
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9. Place your hands on the bottom case as shown (Figure 5) and push away from you
until the right side releases.
Figure 5
10. When both sides have released, lift up on the edge of the bottom case that is closest
to you; carefully and evenly pivot it over the front edge of the computer until it releases.
(Figure 6)
Important: Do not twist the bottom case from side to side. Slide the case forward
completely before lifting it up. If you feel any resistance when lifting the bottom case,
double-check to make sure the case is slid all the way forward and releases from the
front edge.
Figure 6
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11. Touch the computer’s inside framework (a dull gray conductive composite material) to
discharge any static electricity, as shown. (Figure 7)
Important: To avoid electrostatic discharge damage, always ground yourself by
touching the computer’s framework before you touch any parts or install any
components inside the computer. To avoid static electricity building back up in your
body, do not walk around the room until you have completed your installation and
closed the computer.
Figure 7
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Removing the Installed Hard Drive
1. With your fingers, carefully pry up the hard drive cable connector (Figure 8) at its
sides to disconnect it from the logic board. You may need to pry one side, then the
other, in a rocking motion.
Figure 8
2. With a Torx T8 screwdriver, remove the two screws (Figure 9) that secure the hard
drive to the mounting bracket and then gently remove the hard drive.
Important: Do not pull on the connector cable or use the cable as a handle.
Figure 9
Note: There are four rubber stoppers on the hard drive that fit over screws (two on
each side). Remove any that may have fallen off or that remain in the holes in the
mounting bracket inside the computer.
3. Replace the screws and rubber stoppers back onto the removed hard drive.
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Installing the Replacement Hard Drive
Warning: To avoid potential injury, avoid touching or brushing against the thin strip
of metal that extends up from the hard drive mounting bracket (Figure 10A).
Important: Avoid touching the optical drive as you perform this procedure.
1. With a Torx T8 screwdriver, remove the screw from the top of the hard drive mounting
bracket. (Figure 10B)
2. Carefully lift the mounting bracket up (Figure 10C) and gently bend it around the first
battery bay tab (Figure 10D). The tab holds the bracket out of the way.
Warning: Lift the bracket just high enough to clear the battery bay tab. If you
lift the bracket higher than the tab you risk damaging the bracket, and such
damage is not covered by the limited warranty on your computer.
Figure 10
B
D
C
A
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3. Verify that the replacement hard drive has four screws (Figure 11A), two on each
side, with four rubber stoppers (Figure 11B) attached.
Important: If any screws or stoppers have come off, screw the screws back onto the
hard drive and then slide the rubber stoppers over them until they are against the
drive. Make sure that the Mylar sheath (Figure 11C) wraps around the bottom and
left and right sides of the drive, and that the rubber stoppers protrude through the
holes in the sheath along the sides.
Figure 11
B
C
A
4. Insert the right side of the drive first, until the rubber stoppers fit securely into the
holes in the bracket, and then insert the left side of the drive. (Figure 12)
Figure 12
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5. Lift the mounting bracket (Figure 13A) over the battery bay tab and lower it to its
original position. Line up the rubber stoppers on the hard drive until they fully seat into
the holes in the bracket.
Note: To help with alignment, the Torx T8 screwdriver can be inserted into the screws
on the hard drive through the holes in the mounting bracket.
Important: Verify that the bottom of the mounting bracket clears and seats behind a
thin metal ridge located along the bottom of the battery compartment. (Figure 13B)
6. Replace the screw (Figure 13C) in the top of the mounting bracket, being careful not
to overtighten it.
Figure 13
C
A
B
7. Connect the hard drive cable connector (Figure 14) to the logic board.
Figure 14
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Closing the Computer
1. To replace the bottom case, place it over the bottom of the computer in the same
orientation as the original bottom case.
2. Align the notches on the right and left sides of the case (some of these can be viewed
through the battery opening). Then press down and toward you slightly to secure the
case.
Important: Make sure that the seams between the bottom case and the frame are
closed. Verify that the case lies flat and fits properly around the battery latch and that
the alignment tab that protrudes on the underside of the bottom case, shown in the
illustration (Figure 15A), is seated properly.
Note: To help with alignment, apply pressure to the bottom case at the back of the
battery compartment opening, near the latch, and on the front and back outside
edges of the case.
3. Check that the eight screw holes on the case align with the holes on the computer.
4. Replace the eight screws in the order shown in the illustration (Figure 15). Do not
overtighten the screws or damage could result.
Note: The screws must go in straight and easily; if they do not, readjust the bottom
case for proper alignment.
Important: To avoid damaging the case, be careful that the screwdriver tip does not
slip out of the screw head during tightening.
Figure 15
8
5
6
A
7
2
4
1
3
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5. Replace the battery. (Figure 16)
Important: Make sure that the battery locks securely into place and that the battery
latch is slid all the way into the locked position.
Figure 16
6. Turn the computer over so that the optical drive slot faces you. Verify that the bottom
case is flush with the front edge of the slot. If the case is slightly bowed and there is a
gap near the center of the slot, carefully pull the bottom edge of the slot until it clicks
into place and becomes flush with the bottom case. (Figure 17)
Figure 17
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PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Hard Drive - 11
7. Reconnect the power cord and any other cables that were connected, and restart your
computer.
Warning: Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and external
parts are in place and it is closed. Operating the computer when it is open or
missing parts can damage your computer or cause injury.
8. Restore the data from your backup to the new drive.
9. Check the operation of the optical drive. If the hard drive is installed incorrectly, the
optical drive mechanism might not spin correctly and will result in mechanical noise
when playing a disc.
 Apple Computer, Inc.
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Under the copyright laws, this document may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the
written consent of Apple.
The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Use of the “keyboard” Apple logo (Option-Shift-K) for commercial purposes
without the prior written consent of Apple may constitute trademark infringement and
unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate.
Apple is not responsible for printing or clerical errors.
Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014-2084
USA
+ 1 408 996 1010
http://www.apple.com
Apple, the Apple logo, and PowerBook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
DVD-ROM Optical Drive
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the DVD-ROM optical drive in the
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Note: Depending on the configuration of a customer’s computer, the optical drive can be
a CD-RW drive, a DVD-ROM drive, or a combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
Tools
• Soft towel or cloth, larger than the PowerBook
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic tool)
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Bottom case
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-12-17
Procedure
1. With the computer open and sitting upright, use a black stick to pry up the EMI clip
from the rib frame as shown. Reserve the clip for installation of the replacement drive.
2. Important: With the bottom case removed, be careful when turning over the
computer. Some components could become loose and fall out.
Turn over the computer and carefully pry up the DVD-ROM drive cable connector to
disconnect it from the logic board.
Note: If tape is covering the cable connector, carefully peel the tape back to expose
the connector. Reserve the tape for application on the replacement drive connector.
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3. Locate the metal spacer that fits between the drive and the front bezel.
4. Remove the spacer by flexing the front bezel out while pulling up on the hinged metal
spacer.
Note: When installing the replacement drive, insert the hooks on the metal spacer
into the drive chassis, as shown.
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5. Important: To prevent damage to the optical drive, handle the drive only by the
corners of the drive as shown by the highlighted safe areas.
6. Gently pull up on the outer side of the drive to remove it.
Note: There are four rubber stoppers (two on each side) on the DVD-ROM drive that
fit over screws. Remove any that may have fallen off inside the computer.
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7. Important: Before installing the replacement drive, ensure that the rubber stoppers
are in the correct locations. There are three types of rubber stoppers on the drive. The
outer side of the drive has two identical rubber caps that completely hide the screws
beneath them. The inner side of the drive has two different stoppers:
• Flat rubber ring over the screw closest to the hard drive
• Raised rubber ring over the screw closest to the logic board
When installing the replacement drive, first insert the stoppers on the inner side of the
drive into the openings on the rib frame. Then while holding the inner side of the drive
in place, carefully guide the rubber stoppers on the outer side of the drive past the
edge of the rib frame.
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Important: Verify that the DVD-ROM drive cable does not get caught on the rib
frame as the drive is lowered into place. When the rubber stoppers are inserted, push
down on the side. Press at all four corners of the drive to verify that it rests flat and is
secure.
8. Reassemble and test the computer.
Important: Check the operation of the optical drive. If the drive is installed
incorrectly, the optical drive mechanism might not spin correctly and will result in
mechanical noise when playing a disc.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
CD-RW Optical Drive
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the CD-RW optical drive in the
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Note: Depending on the configuration of a customer’s computer, the optical drive can be
a CD-RW drive, a DVD-ROM drive, or a combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
Tools
• Soft towel or cloth, larger than the PowerBook
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic tool)
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Bottom case
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-12-17
Procedure
1. With the computer open, slide the EMI clip off the rib frame as shown. Reserve the clip
for installation of the replacement drive.
2. Important: With the bottom case removed, be careful when turning over the
computer. Some components could become loose and fall out.
Turn over the computer and carefully pry up the CD-RW drive cable connector to
disconnect it from the logic board.
Note: If tape is covering the cable connector, carefully peel the tape back to expose
the connector. Reserve the tape for application on the replacement drive connector.
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3. Warning: To prevent damage to the optical drive, handle the drive only by the
corners. Do not press on the body of the drive.
Gently pull up on the outer corners of the drive to remove it.
Note: There are four rubber stoppers (two on each side) on the DVD-ROM drive that
fit over metal posts at the corners of the drive. Remove any that may have fallen off
inside the computer.
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4. Important: Before installing the replacement drive, ensure that the rubber stoppers
are in the correct locations. There are three types of rubber stoppers on the drive. The
inner side of the drive has two different stoppers:
• Flat rubber ring fits over the post closest to the hard drive
• Raised rubber ring fits over the post closest to the logic board
The outer side of the drive has two identical rubber caps that completely hide the
posts beneath them.
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5. Warning: To prevent damage to the optical drive, handle the drive only by the
corners. Do not press on the body of the drive.
When installing the replacement drive, first insert the stoppers on the inner side of the
drive into the openings on the rib frame. Then while holding the inner side of the drive
in place, carefully guide the rubber stoppers on the outer side of the drive past the
edge of the rib frame.
Important: When the rubber stoppers are inserted, push down on all four corners of
the drive to verify that the drive is level and secure.
6. Reassemble and test the computer.
7. Important: Check the operation of the optical drive. If the drive is installed incorrectly,
the optical drive mechanism might not spin correctly and will result in mechanical
noise when playing a disc.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Optical Drive
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM
optical drive in the PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Note: Depending on the configuration of a customer’s computer, the optical drive can be
a CD-RW drive, a DVD-ROM drive, or a combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive.
Replacement Note: For this computer, CD-RW drives and combination CD-RW/DVDROM drives look alike. To identify the type of optical drive, check the model number on the
drive label:
• CW-7122 identifies a CD-RW drive
• CW-8121-C identifies a combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
Tools
• Soft towel or cloth, larger than the PowerBook
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic tool)
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Bottom case
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-12-17
Procedure
1. With the computer open and the keyboard opening tilted up, slide the EMI clip off the
rib frame as shown. Set aside the clip for installation of the replacement drive.
2. When installing the replacement drive, ensure that the flex cable folds over the rib
frame before you install the EMI clip.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM Optical Drive - 2
3. Important: With the bottom case removed, be careful when turning over the
computer. Some components could become loose and fall out.
Turn over the computer and carefully pry up the optical drive cable connector to
disconnect it from the logic board.
Note: If tape is covering the cable connector, carefully peel the tape back to expose
the connector. Reserve the tape for application on the replacement drive connector.
4. Warning: To prevent damage to the optical drive, handle the drive only by the
corners. Do not press on the body of the drive.
Gently pull up on the outer corners of the drive to remove it.
Note: There are four rubber stoppers (two on each side) on the drive that fit over
metal posts at the corners of the drive. Remove any that may have fallen off inside
the computer.
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5. Important: If you notice that the felt strip for the slot-load area is torn or damaged,
replace the felt strip with a new one before replacing the optical drive. Follow the
instructions below to replace the felt strip:
Locate the felt strip that came with the replacement drive. Before you remove the old
felt strip, note the alignment of the felt strip over the slot-load area in the inner top
case.
Peel off the felt strip from the inner top case. If there is any residual adhesive on the
top case, rub it away.
Apply the new felt strip to the slot-load area. Make sure the new felt strip lies flat. Use
a black stick to run the length of the slot to make sure that the felt strip does not block
any of the slot.
Note: Following are the differences among the felt strips for the optical drives:
• For the DVD-ROM drive, the strip is rounded at both ends and has an eject hole.
• For the CD-RW drive and the combination drive, the felt strip is squared off at one
end and has no eject hole.
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6. Important: Before installing the replacement drive, ensure that the rubber stoppers
are in the correct locations. There are three types of rubber stoppers on the drive.
The inner side of the drive has two different stoppers:
• Flat rubber ring (A) fits over the post closest to the hard drive
• Raised rubber ring (B) fits over the post closest to the logic board
The outer side of the drive has two identical rubber caps (C) that completely hide the
posts beneath them.
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7. Warning: To prevent damage to the optical drive, handle the drive only by the
corners. Do not press on the body of the drive.
When installing the replacement drive, first insert the stoppers on the inner side of the
drive into the openings on the rib frame. Then while holding the inner side of the drive
in place, carefully guide the rubber stoppers on the outer side of the drive past the
edge of the rib frame.
Important: When the rubber stoppers are inserted, push down on all four corners of
the drive to verify that the drive is level and secure.
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8. Reassemble and test the computer.
Important: Make sure the bottom case is installed incorrectly. If the slot-load area is
slightly bowed, carefully pull the bottom edge of the slot until it clicks into place and
becomes flush with the bottom case.
Important: Check the operation of the optical drive. If the drive is installed
incorrectly, the optical drive mechanism might not spin correctly and will result in
mechanical noise when playing a disc.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Backup Battery
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the backup battery in the PowerBook G4
(Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Tools
• Soft towel or cloth, larger than the PowerBook
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic tool)
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Bottom case
• Optical drive
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
Procedure
1. Disconnect the backup battery cable from the backup battery.
Note: If the cable connector gets caught on the ridged area of the top case, use
a black stick to raise up the backup battery and then disconnect the cable.
2. Note: The backup battery is compressed between two thin plastic sheets. The battery
is held in place with adhesive on the lower plastic sheet.
Slide a black stick under and along the edge of the backup battery. Pry up the
backup battery so that the entire battery—including the lower plastic sheet—is
removed from the inner top case.
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3. Warning: The ridged area of the top case is sharp.
If there is any adhesive left on the surface of the inner top case, use a black
stick to rub it away. Do not use solvents.
Note: When installing the replacement backup battery, make sure the inner top case
is clean and free of debris.
4. Peel off the cover sheet from the bottom surface of the replacement backup battery to
expose the adhesive.
5. When positioning the replacement backup battery on the inner top case, make sure
the battery fits within the ridged battery area of the inner top case.
6. Install the replacement backup battery, and reassemble and test the computer.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Logic Board
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the logic board in the PowerBook G4
(Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Tools
•
•
•
•
•
Soft towel or cloth, larger than the PowerBook
Torx T8 screwdriver
Black stick (or other nonconductive plastic or nylon tool)
Razor blade
Needlenose pliers (optional)
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Modem
• Bottom case
• AirPort Card (if installed)
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
Procedure
1. With the computer open, remove the three identical Torx T8 screws that border the
memory area of the logic board.
2. Remove the smaller Torx T8 screw near the heat pipe.
3. Disconnect the PC card flex cable connector and the keyed battery connector.
Important: If the battery connector has not been disconnected before, the keyed
connector may be tight. If necessary, use a black stick or needlenose pliers to loosen
one side of the connector and then the other side. Then insert the black stick under
the cables to pry up and disconnect the connector.
Note: When reassembling the computer, tuck down the battery cables so they do
not get in the way when the keyboard is installed.
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4. Disconnect the shielded, 3-pin backup battery connector from the logic board.
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5. Important: With the bottom case removed, be careful when turning over the
computer. Some components could become loose and fall out.
Warning: The thin cables connected to the LVDS (low voltage data signal)
connector are extremely delicate. Do not pull or pinch the LVDS cables. Be
especially careful when working near cables that attach to the display. If any of
these cables are damaged, the entire display module must be replaced.
Turn over the computer so the display rests lightly in your lap. At the left side of the
logic board, disconnect the two-pin sleep LED cable connector, the LVDS connector,
and the six-pin audio connector.
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6. Disconnect the AirPort Card cage connector.
7. Remove the Torx T8 screw at the corner of the logic board.
Important: When installing the replacement logic board, install this screw first. This
screw helps the logic board align properly to the rib frame.
8. Disconnect the trackpad connector and the hard drive connector.
Note: If tape is covering the trackpad connector, reserve the tape for installation of
the replacement logic board.
9. Remove the two identical Torx T8 screws and their washers, located near the center of
the board.
Note: When reassembling the computer, do not overtighten the screws.
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10. Important: With the bottom case removed, be careful when turning over the
computer. Some components could become loose and fall out.
Tilt up the computer so you can access the EMI clip that secures the optical drive flex
cable to the rib frame.
Note: For replacement, note that the flat side of the EMI clip holds the flex cable
secured to the rib frame.
Slide off the EMI clip, and reserve it for reassembly. Then place the computer back in
position, so that the display rests lightly in your lap.
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11. At the right side of the board, as shown, remove the Kapton tape (reserve it for
reassembly) and disconnect
• optical drive connector
• inverter board connector
12. Remove the Kapton tape from the two-pin power switch connector at the right corner
of the logic board. Disconnect the two-pin connector.
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13. Grasp the logic board near the AirPort Card carrier. Gently tilt up the board, being
careful where it catches on the back panel ports, integral mesh liner, and the
disconnected cables.
If necessary, open the panel door and press on the ports to free the logic board from
the back panel.
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Note: When reassembling the computer, make sure the replacement logic board
ports align completely with the openings in the back panel.
Note: When positioning the replacement logic board into the computer, check that
cables and connectors do not get caught under the board. Tilt the logic board toward
the back panel, and place the following cables into the notches in the board:
• Power switch cable (reapply tape over the cable, if applicable)
• Backlight cable
• LVDS cable
• Audio cable
14. Remove existing memory cards from the logic board for installation on the
replacement logic board.
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15. Remove the single Torx T6 screw from the metal bracket holding the infrared
communications board.
16. Remove the infrared communications board for installation on the replacement logic
board.
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17. Make sure the top of the replacement logic board includes the following items. If not,
transfer these items from the original logic board to the replacement board:
• U-shaped shim between FireWire and Ethernet ports
• Rectangular plastic shim near keyboard connector
• Spongy mesh pads adhered to two USB ports, FireWire port, TV out port, and
headphone port
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18. Make sure the underside of the replacement logic board includes the following items:
• Left and right plastic panels at ports
• AirPort Card carrier
• Adhesive foam strips
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19. Check that the heat exchanger has two square thermal interface pads in place. If the
pads are missing or damaged, replace them.
20. Important: If you have removed the logic board to access another part, and you will
be placing the original logic board back in the computer, use a razor blade to gently
scrape away any residual thermal transfer material from the heat exchanger and the
microprocessor chip.
Warning: When scraping away the thermal transfer material from the
microprocessor chip, be careful not to nick the microprocessor chip.
Apply new thermal transfer material to the microprocessor chip as described in the
next step.
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21. On the replacement logic board, center new thermal transfer material over the epoxy
cap on the microprocessor chip. Press it into place.
22. Install the replacement logic board, and reassemble and test the computer.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Fan
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the fan in the PowerBook G4 (Gigabit
Ethernet) computer.
Tools
•
•
•
•
Soft towel or cloth, larger than the PowerBook
Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic tool)
Razor blade
Needlenose pliers
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Modem
• Bottom case
• AirPort Card (if installed)
• Logic Board
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
Procedure
1. With the logic board removed from the computer, disconnect the fan connector from
the logic board.
2. Turn over the logic board, and locate the cone-shaped pin at the right corner of the
fan. Pull the rubber pin tight. Use a razor blade to cut through the rubber pin.
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3. Turn over the logic board, and tilt up the fan to remove it completely from the logic
board.
Note: The fan is secured to the logic board by a spongy, rubber adhesive lining on
three sides of the bottom of the fan. If there is any adhesive stuck to the surface of
the logic board, remove it by rubbing it away. Do not use solvents.
4. When installing the replacement fan, first use a black stick to push the cone-shaped
rubber pin into the hole on the logic board. (If necessary, use needlenose pliers to pull
the rubber pin through to the other side of the logic board.) Then, peel away the
protective cover from the adhesive that lines the three sides of the fan. Align the fan
over the logic board opening and press the fan into place.
Note: If the cone-shaped rubber pin is too long, use a razor blade to cut the extra
length.
5. With the replacement fan installed securely and the fan connector connected to the
logic board, reassemble and test the computer.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
PC Card Cage
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the PC card cage in the PowerBook G4
(Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Tools
• Soft towel or cloth larger than the PowerBook
• Torx T8 screwdriver
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Modem
• Bottom case
• AirPort Card (if installed)
• Logic board
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
Procedure
1. With the computer on a soft cloth, remove the two screws that attach the PC card
cage to the rib frame. (The longer screw is next to the battery connector.)
2. Lift out the PC card cage, being careful where it can catch on the PC card eject button.
3. Check that the replacement PC card cage includes a clear plastic shim on the outer
frame near the PC card eject button. If the shim is not there, transfer the shim from the
old PC card cage to the replacement PC card cage.
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4. When installing the replacement PC card cage, ensure that the metal flange that is
closest to the PC card eject button goes underneath the rib frame and metal liner at
the battery latch.
5. Install the replacement PC card cage, and reassemble and test the computer.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Rib Frame and Heat Exchanger
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the rib frame and the heat exchanger in
the PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Warning: Make sure you carefully follow these instructions, especially when
working near cables that attach to the display module. If any of the cables are
damaged, the entire display module must be replaced.
Tools
•
•
•
•
•
Soft towel or cloth larger than the PowerBook
Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic tool)
Torx T8 screwdriver
#1 Phillips screwdriver
Torx T6 screwdriver
Note: To organize the screws you remove from the computer, use a tray with divided
compartments (such as a plastic ice cube tray).
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Modem
• Bottom case
• AirPort Card (if installed)
• Hard drive
• Optical drive
• Logic board
• PC card cage
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
Procedure
1. With the computer on a soft cloth, remove the two identical screws from the top case.
2. Close the computer to an approximate 45-degree angle, and stand it on a soft cloth
with the clutch covers facing up.
3. Remove the four identical Torx T8 screws from the clutch covers (two screws on each
clutch cover).
4. Use a black stick to pry off the two clutch covers.
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5. Open the computer so that the display rests in your lap and is protected by a soft
cloth.
6. Warning: Be especially careful when working near cables that attach to the
display. If any of these cables are damaged, the entire display module must be
replaced.
Warning: At the left clutch, the wrapped cable connected to the LVDS (low
voltage data signal) connector is extremely delicate. Do not pull or pinch the
LVDS cable. Do not allow the screwdriver to touch the LVDS cable.
Locate the two large silver-colored screws. Gently move aside the LVDS cable so
you can access the screws.
Remove the two silver-colored Phillips screws from the left clutch. Notice that the
screw closest to the LVDS cable has a sloped screw head.
Important: When installing the replacement display, make sure the screw closest to
the LVDS cable is the screw with the sloped head.
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7. At the right clutch, note the routing of the inverter cable. Without straining the inverter
cable, gently move it aside so you can access the two large silver-colored screws.
8. Support the display as you remove the two identical, large, silver-colored Phillips
screws from the right clutch. (Do not remove the smaller screws.)
9. Important: With the display hinge disconnected, support the display as you place it
face-down on a soft cloth in front of the computer chassis.
Warning: Do not separate the display cables from the computer chassis. Do
not strain the cables.
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10. Open the I/O door, and remove the four identical Torx T6 screws.
11. Lift out the two back panel mounts from the notches in the rib frame.
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12. Remove the four identical black screws from the rib frame. (You might need to move
aside the AirPort antenna cable to reach one of the screws.)
13. Lift the rib frame off of the heat exchanger. If the heat exchanger sticks to the rib
frame, press gently on the heat exchanger near the two connection points shown.
.
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14. Disconnect the audio cable at each end of the heat exchanger.
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15. Pivot the heat exchanger out of the top case assembly. Be careful where it might catch
at the LVDS cable.
Warning: At the left clutch, the wrapped cable connected to the LVDS
connector is extremely delicate. Do not pull or pinch the LVDS cable.
Warning: Do not bend the heat pipe.
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16. If replacing the rib frame but reusing the heat exchanger, scrape off the thermal
transfer material residue from the area shown. Apply new thermal transfer material to
the logic board chip.
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17. When replacing the heat exchanger, check that the audio cable is routed as shown.
18. Install the replacement rib frame and/or heat exchanger, and reassemble and test the
computer.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
I/O Door
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the I/O door in the PowerBook G4
(Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Tools
• Soft towel or cloth larger than the PowerBook
• Black stick (or other nonconductive plastic or nylon tool)
• Needlenose pliers
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Modem
• Bottom case
• AirPort Card (if installed)
• Logic board
• Rib frame and heat exchanger
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
Procedure
1. Using needlenose pliers, pull off the rubber plugs at each end of the door. Remove the
springs, and set aside the plugs and springs.
2. Lift off the inner clutch mounts, and pull door away from the top case.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) I/O Door - 2
3. Remove the L-shaped pin from each end of the I/O door.
Note: The L-shaped pin has a knob at one end. The knobbed end holds the rubber
plug onto the L-shaped pin.
4. When installing the replacement I/O door, make sure each L-shaped pin threads
through the top case, inner clutch mount, spring, and plug.
Note: You might need to use a black stick to compress the spring while installing the
plug on each L-shaped pin.
5. Install the replacement I/O door, and reassemble and test the computer.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) I/O Door - 3
 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Display Module
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the display module on the PowerBook G4
(Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Warning: Make sure you carefully follow these instructions, especially when
working near cables that attach to the replacement display module. If any of the
cables are damaged, the entire display module must be replaced.
Tools
• Soft cloth
• Black stick (or other nonconductive nylon or plastic tool)
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Bottom case
• Modem
• AirPort Card (if installed)
• Hard drive
• Optical drive
• Logic board
• PC card cage
• Rib frame and heat exchanger
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
Procedure
1. With the rib frame and heat exchanger removed, make sure
• The display is supported on a soft cloth in front of the top case
• The display cables are not strained
2. Warning: Be especially careful when working near cables that attach to the
display. If any of these cables are damaged, the entire display module must be
replaced.
Warning: At the left clutch, the wrapped cable connected to the LVDS (low
voltage data signal) connector is extremely delicate. Do not pull or pinch the
LVDS cable.
Raise the inner clutch mount so it is pivoted away from the LVDS cable and LED
sleep cable.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Display Module - 2
3. Warning: The LVDS cable and connector are extremely delicate. Do not pull or
pinch the LVDS cable or connector. If necessary, use a black stick or other
nonconductive tool to guide the cables out of the top case.
Thread the two-pin LED sleep cable through the opening in the top case.
Carefully guide the LVDS cable through the opening by looping the cable and turning
the LVDS connector sideways, as shown, to fit through the opening.
4. At the right clutch, raise the inner clutch mount and disconnect the inverter cable.
Carefully slide the inverter cable out through the opening in the top case.
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5. The display module includes all three cables.
6. Important: When the replacement display module is installed, and before the clutch
covers are installed, test that the display is seated properly. With the computer upright
and closed, press the computer latch. The display module should pop up slightly if the
module is properly seated.
7. Install the replacement display module, and reassemble and test the computer.
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Procedure
1. Using needlenose pliers, pull off the rubber plugs at each end of the door. Remove the
springs, and set aside the plugs and springs.
2. Lift off the inner clutch mounts, and pull door away from the top case.
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3. Remove the L-shaped pin from each end of the I/O door.
Note: The L-shaped pin has a knob at one end. The knobbed end holds the rubber
plug onto the L-shaped pin.
4. When installing the replacement I/O door, make sure each L-shaped pin threads
through the top case, inner clutch mount, spring, and plug.
Note: You might need to use a black stick to compress the spring while installing the
plug on each L-shaped pin.
5. Install the replacement I/O door, and reassemble and test the computer.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) I/O Door - 3
 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Inverter Board
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the inverter board in the PowerBook G4
(Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Tools
• Soft towel or cloth larger than the PowerBook
• Black stick (or other nonconductive plastic or nylon tool)
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Modem
• Bottom case
• AirPort Card (if installed)
• Hard drive
• Optical drive
• Logic board
• Rib frame and heat exchanger
• Display
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
Procedure
1. With the computer on a soft cloth, move the inner clutch mount out of the way.
2. Tilt up the inverter board to lift it off of the top case.
3. Use a black stick to disconnect the flex cable. If the cable is in good condition, transfer
it to the replacement inverter board. If the cable is damaged, connect a new flex cable
to the inverter board.
4. Install the replacement inverter board, and reassemble and test the computer.
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 PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Top Case
Replacement Instructions
The following instructions explain how to replace the top case in the PowerBook G4
(Gigabit Ethernet) computer.
Tools
• Soft towel or cloth larger than the PowerBook
• Black stick (or other nonconductive plastic or nylon tool)
Preliminary Steps
Before you begin, remove the following:
• Battery
• Keyboard
• Modem
• Bottom case
• AirPort Card (if installed)
• Hard drive
• Optical drive
• Backup battery
• Logic board
• Rib frame and heat exchanger
• Display module
• Inverter board
• I/O door
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
Procedure
1. With the preliminary steps completed, compare the original top case to the
replacement top case.
2. Before installing the replacement top case, make sure it includes the following:
• Speaker set and cables
• Power button and board (heatstaked to top case)
• AirPort antenna cable
• Trackpad assembly with board and cable
3. Important: Make sure you transfer the original serial number label from the old top
case to the serial number panel on the replacement top case. You can use a black
stick to carefully peel up a corner of the label. Then peel off the label completely and
apply it to the serial number panel. Make sure that the label lies completely flat so it
does not interfere with the battery compartment.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Top Case - 2
4. Confirm that the thermal strip and mesh liners are installed at the back panel.
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5. Important: Make sure you transfer the backup battery cable from the original top
case to the replacement top case. The backup battery cable adheres to the inner top
case with two pieces of tape, and is routed as shown.
6. Install the replacement top case, and reassemble and test the computer.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Top Case - 4
Battery 661-2561
Bottom Case 922-4629
Hard Drive Rubber Stopper
Hard Drive Screw 922-4502
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Flex Cable 922-4378
661-2556 (20 GB)
661-2551 (30 GB)
661-2552 (48 GB)
CD-RW Drive 661-2579
CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive
661-2596
AirPort Card 661-2549
Logic Board 661-2566 (550 MHz)
661-2567 (667 MHz)
CD-RW Flex Cable 922-4672
DVD-ROM Drive Screw 922-4502
DVD-ROM Drive 661-2553
Fan Assembly 076-0896
Thermal Transfer Material
922-4626
PC Card Cage 922-4627
Battery Eject Switch Assembly
922-4634
Heat Exchanger 922-4633
DVD-ROM Flex Cable 922-4379
SDRAM
661-2562 (128 MB)
661-2563 (256 MB)
661-2564 (512 MB)
Rib Frame Assembly 922-4632
Optical Drive Flex Cable EMI Clip
922-4624
Modem 661-2565
Backup Battery 922-4631
Inverter Board 922-4630
Clutch Cover 922-4635
Top Case 922-4628
Keyboard 922-4622
Display Module 661-2568
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Exploded View
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Screw Locator - 1 of 4
Modem Replacement
One 5 mm magnetic hex nut,
7 mm long
Bottom Case Replacement
Eight identical Torx T8,
8 mm long
Hard Drive Replacement
Four identical (black) Torx T8,
5 mm long
One (black) Torx T8,
9.5 mm long
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Screw Locator - 2 of 4
Logic Board Replacement
(A) - Three identical Torx T8,
4.5 mm long
B
A
A
(B) - One Torx T8,
4.5 mm long
One Torx T8,
5 mm long
Two identical Torx T8,
8 mm long
One Torx T6,
4 mm long
A
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PC Card Replacement
D
C
(C) - One Torx T8,
6.5 mm long
(D) - One Torx T8,
5 mm long
Rib Frame and Heat Exchanger Replacement
Two identical Torx T8,
4.5 mm long
Four identical Torx T8,
5.5 mm long
E
(E) - One Phillips,
16.5 mm long
(F) - One Phillips,
16.5 mm long
F
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Two identical Phillips,
16.5 mm long
Four identical Torx T6,
4.5 mm long
Four identical
(Black) Torx T8,
9.5 mm long
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Screw Reference Sheet
This sheet shows the types of screws used in the PowerBook G4
(Gigabit Ethernet) computer. To see where the screws are located
in the computer, refer to "PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Screw Locator."
Modem, magnetic 1 @ 7 mm
Bottom Case 8 @ 8 mm
PC Card Cage 1 @ 6.5 mm
PC Card Cage 1 @ 5 mm
Hard Drive 4 @ 5 mm (black)
Rib Frame 2 @ 4.5 mm
Hard Drive 1 @ 9.5 mm (black)
Rib Frame, Clutch, 4 @ 5.5 mm
Logic Board 3 @ 4.5 mm
Rib Frame, Clutch, 3 @ 16.5 mm
Logic Board 1 @ 4.5 mm
Rib Frame, Clutch, 1 @ 16.5 mm
Logic Board 1@ 5 mm
Rib Frame, Back 4 @ 4.5 mm
Logic Board 2 @ 8 mm
Rib Frame 4 @ 9.5 mm (black)
Logic Board 1 @ 4 mm
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Updated: 2001-10-29
K Service Source
Troubleshooting
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
© 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
Troubleshooting
Symptom Charts/How to Use the Symptom Charts - 1
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.
AirPort Card
AirPort Card not
recognized
1
2
3
4
5
6
Use Software Update control panel or see the Apple Software
Updates web page to make sure the latest version of AirPort
software is installed.
Boot using Mac OS All extensions setting.
Reseat AirPort Card.
Remove and reinstall the AirPort software.
Replace with known-good AirPort Card.
Replace logic board.
Battery
Battery will not eject
1
2
3
4
Flip over the unit and release the battery latch by sliding the
latch towards the PC Card button.
If the battery still will not eject, while holding the latch
towards the PC Card button, use a small plastic flat-blade
tool to pry the battery around the battery latch.
Verify proper latch operation, by exercising the latch. If it
does not move smoothly or evenly, replace rib chassis
assembly.
If the latch does exercise correctly, verify that the customer
is not installing the battery with excessive force.
DVD-ROM Drive
DVD disc icon does not
show up on desktop,
or a dialog box
appears to initialize
disc
1
2
3
Use Software Update control panel to update firmware.
Try cleaning the disc. If it is dirty or scratched, it may not
mount.
Try a different disc.
Troubleshooting
Symptom Charts/Error Beeps - 2
4
5
6
Select “Mac OS All” in the Extensions Manager control panel
and restart.
Replace optical drive cable.
Replace optical drive.
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 PowerBook G4 has two memory expansion slots and
accepts 1.5-inch (or shorter) PC-100 compliant, SO-DIMM
memory cards; there is no RAM on the logic board itself. Refer to
Customer-Installable-Parts Memory Replacement instructions
for removal and installation.
Computer beeps once
at startup
Computer beeps twice
at startup
1
One beep means that no RAM is detected.
2
Note: There is no RAM on the logic board itself, so the
computer will beep if no memory is installed in at least one of
the RAM slots.
Put the original RAM that came with the computer back in, or
put in known-good and compatible RAM and restart.
• If symptom does NOT repeat, replace RAM card/s.
• If symptom repeats, replace logic board.
1
2
Computer beeps three
times at startup
1
2
3
Two beeps means that EDO memory is installed in the RAM
expansion slot. The PowerBook does not accept EDO memory.
Replace RAM card/s with known-good and compatible RAM
and restart.
• If symptom repeats, replace logic board.
Three beeps means that no RAM banks passed memory testing.
If a RAM card is installed in the upper expansion slot (if not,
skip to next step), remove it and restart.
• If symptom does NOT repeat, replace RAM card.
• If symptom repeats, replace RAM in lower RAM slot with
known-good and compatible RAM card and restart. If
symptom repeats, replace logic board.
If a RAM card is NOT installed in the upper expansion slot,
replace RAM in lower RAM slot with known-good and
compatible RAM card and restart.
• If symptom repeats, replace logic board.
Troubleshooting
Computer beeps four
times at startup
Symptom Charts/Hard Drive - 3
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 Replace RAM card/s with known-good and compatible RAM
and restart.
• If symptom repeats, replace logic board.
Related articles:
58442: Power On Self-Test Beep Definition - Part 2
95132: PowerBook G4: Installing or Replacing Memory
Hard Drive
Hard drive will not
initialize
1
2
3
4
5
Boot from PowerBook G4 Software Install CD and see if the
hard drive mounts on the desktop.
Launch Drive Setup and update hard drive driver.
If no hard drive is found in Drive Setup, verify the hard
drive cable connections.
Replace hard drive cable.
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.
The internal hard
drive does not spin
1
2
3
4
5
6
Disconnect any connected peripherals.
Try known-good power outlet.
Try known-good power adapter and power cord.
Boot from a Mac OS system CD.
Verify Drive Setup does not recognize the hard drive.
Verify cable connections.
Modem
No modem dial tone
1
2
3
4
5
6
Verify known-good analog (not digital) telephone line.
Verify known-good RJ11 telephone cable.
Verify RJ11 cable is not plugged into Ethernet port.
Inspect RJ11 connector and modem port for pin damage.
Verify RJ11 telephone cable is firmly installed in the modem
port.
If using Apple Remote Access, select Ignore Dial Tone in the
Modem control panel. If the modem connects with this settings
selected, try another phone line. If using a terminal or
communications program, enter atx1 to disable tone
detection. To reset the modem back to the factory settings,
enter atz.
Troubleshooting
Symptom Charts/PC Card - 4
7
8
Verify RJ11 modem cable is plugged into modem correctly.
Replace modem.
PC Card
PC Card will not
insert into the PC
Card slot
1
Make sure the PC Card eject button is in, before attempting to
insert a PC Card.
2
Make sure the PC Card is right side up (cards are keyed and
cannot be inserted upside down).
Verify the PC Card is not warped or damaged in any way; if so
replace the card.
Try a different PC Card.
Carefully raise the PC Card slot cover and check for a foreign
object inside the slot.
Check to see if the AirPort Card antenna wire is protruding
up into the PC Card slot opening from below. If so, open the
computer to gain access to the AirPort Card location and
reposition the antenna cable so that it does not sag down into
the PC Card slot area (see AirPort Card Installation
Instructions).
If the slot cover is preventing the card from being inserted,
replace the top case.
Replace Card Cage, PCMCIA assembly.
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4
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6
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8
Troubleshooting
Symptom Charts/Sound - 5
Sound
No sound heard and the
Speakers section of
the Sound control
panel indicates that an
external device is
plugged in (to the
headphone jack or
USB ports)
1
If there is nothing plugged into the headphone jack or USB
ports, the picture in the Speakers section of the Sound
control panel should be of the internal speakers, as shown
here.
2
If not, and if nothing is plugged in, try plugging in headphones
or external speakers. Restart the computer. Remove the
device.
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).
Warning: Resetting the PRAM will permanently remove a
RAM disk, if present, and all of its contents. You will also
need to reset the date and time (using the Date & Time control
panel).
Replace logic board.
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4
5
Video
No display, or dim
display, but computer
appears to operate
correctly
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Remove any connected peripherals.
Try known-good power outlet, power adapter and power cord.
Press the F2 key (with the fn key pressed and not pressed) to
increase the screen brightness settings.
Reboot the computer—hold down the Control and Command
keys and press the Power button to restart the computer. Or,
press and hold the Power button for 5 to 10 seconds to shut
down the computer, then press the Power button to restart.
Verify inverter cable and LVDS cable connections are seated
properly and that the cables are not damaged (refer display
assembly replacement instructions).
Replace inverter board.
Replace display assembly.
Replace logic board.
Troubleshooting
Computer appears to
work, but no video on
external device
connected to the TV out
port (S-video out
port)
Symptom Charts/Misc. Symptoms - 6
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2
3
4
5
No video on an
external device
connected to the
External monitor port
1
2
3
4
5
6
The device must be connected to the S-video port while the
PowerBook is sleeping or off for the device to be recognized.
If running Mac OS X, verify that this issue is also in Mac OS
9.
Verify monitor that is used in testing is known-good and is
supported by this computer.
Try different cable(s).
Replace logic board.
In the Resolution control strip, see if the device is being
recognized. If so select resolution.
If running Mac OS X, verify that this issue is also in Mac OS
9.
Verify monitor that is used in testing is known-good and is
supported by this computer.
Try another VGA monitor cable.
Restart the computer and text again.
Replace logic board.
Misc. Symptoms
Latch not working
Note: When the display is being closed, a hook in the top of the
display housing should be magnetically pulled down to the latch.
When the latch button is pushed, the hook should release and
retract into the display housing.
1 Verify hook operation by exercising the latch mechanism.
2 If the hook does not operate properly, replace the display
assembly.
3 If the latch or latch button does not operate properly, replace
the top case assembly.
The Date and Time
settings reset all the
time
Note: Resetting the power manager or PRAM resets the date and
time.
1 Verify that the reset button is not stuck.
2 Do a backup battery test:
• Set the date and time.
• Perform a Shut Down from the Apple menu or Special
menu.
• Remove the main battery and disconnect the power adapter
for 10 minutes.
• Connect the power adapter, insert the battery, and power
on the computer.
• If the date and time were lost the backup battery may be
dead or discharged.
Troubleshooting
Symptom Charts/Misc. Symptoms - 7
• Remove the main battery from the unit and leave the
PowerBook plugged in for at least 5 hours.
Note: If a discharged main battery is installed in the
computer, recharging the backup battery may take up to 48
hours to completely charge. It is okay to use it while it is
charging.
• If the date and time still reset, replace the backup battery.
3 If not the backup battery, replace PMU Card.
Note: For main and backup battery part numbers, refer to article
11751: Macintosh Family: Batteries and Part Numbers.
AirPort Card installed
and received a -3278
error
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2
3
4
5
6
The microphone is not
working
1
2
3
4
5
6
During startup boot
sequence and before
reaching Finder, the
following dialog box
appears: “The builtin memory test has
detected an error”
1
2
Use Software Update control panel or see the Apple Software
Updates web page to make sure the latest version of AirPort
software is installed.
Boot using Mac OS All extensions setting.
Reseat AirPort Card.
Remove and reinstall the AirPort software.
Replace with known-good AirPort Card.
Replace logic board.
Check the Sound control panel and verify that the selection
for input is the built-in microphone.
Check the signal level and level meter and adjust the gain.
Remove Sound Preferences from the Preferences folder and
restart.
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).
If no sound as well as microphone is not working, verify
cable connections.
Replace top case.
If a RAM card is installed in the upper expansion slot (if not,
skip to next step), remove it and restart. Refer to CustomerInstallable-Parts Memory Replacement instructions.
• If symptom does NOT repeat, replace RAM card.
• If symptom repeats, replace RAM in lower RAM slot with
known-good SDRAM SO-DIMM RAM card and restart.
- If symptom repeats, replace logic board.
If a RAM card is NOT installed in the upper expansion slot,
replace RAM in lower RAM slot with known-good SDRAM SODIMM RAM card and restart. Refer to Customer-InstallableParts Memory Replacement instructions.
• If symptom repeats, replace logic board.
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