View Full Version : Help! How do I (physically) open my new Powerbook?

Jun 10, 2004, 06:29 PM
Today I received my new 17' 1.0GHZ Apple Store refurbished Powerbook.

Jun 10, 2004, 06:36 PM
Press the metal button in the middle of the laptop. The direction of the apple should be facing away from you so when you open it and look at the apple it will be rightside up. Have fun with your new powerbook!!

Jun 10, 2004, 08:04 PM

Firstly congratulations on the purchase of your new Powerbook!!

Just remember to read the instructions for use book that came with it for trouble free use. ;)


Jun 10, 2004, 08:11 PM
There is a white apple design on the lid of your laptop.

Turn the laptop so that the stem of that apple is facing TOWARD you and the bottom of the apple is facing away (upside down).

On the edge of the laptop that is facing you, you will see a tiny, little silver button. Your fingertip should suffice--or use your fingernail to depress it. Push it in. This releases the latch. The lid should pop up. Not way up, just release up. Lift the lid.

Powerbook is now open. If you shut it closed, it will latch again.

Once it is open, press the silver button located in the upper right-hand corner above the keyboard--that will turn it on.

Enjoy! :)

Jun 10, 2004, 08:12 PM
if u still cant open it, i can give u my address, i wd love to do it fr u ;) :D