View Full Version : Taking Apart A 1Ghz 12" Powerbook G4

Jul 27, 2006, 02:53 PM
My hard drive has failed, bought a Travelstar and three of the case screws are giving me problems (won't budge - halfway stripped).

Does anybody have disassembly charts for this model of Powerbook? I would appreciate it greatly. The one I got off of the Apple site appears to be for a different revision.

I recall reading about release clamps, but I can't remember if that's only on the bigger models or not.

Anything to avoid the $90 (?) that Apple will charge me to take apart in-store would be great.


mad jew
Jul 27, 2006, 11:02 PM
Try one of the iFixit guides (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/53.0.0.html). :)

Jul 28, 2006, 04:58 AM
Make sure that you have a good set of screwdrivers, or by the time you're done with the screws you'll wish that you paid the $90 to have someone install it for you.

1 Screw stripped is bad enough, your close to having 3, be careful!