Help with iBook keyboard locking screw.....

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by PieMac, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. PieMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2002
    Hello all,

    In short, I had to take out my keyboard earlier this eve and the locking screw in the top center of the board came out as I was trying to unscrew it. Go figure as I have taken my keyboard out a couple of times before with no problems. I'm not sure what caused it to do this as I am always super careful with just didn't tighten down like usual so I went to unscrew it to try again and *pop*...out it came.

    I'm having a heck of a time getting it to go back in flush like it was....there's an oblong lip on the backside of the screw that fits in just so but I can't seem to get it quite there and I am scared to apply any force. Anybody here ever had this happen? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. buffsldr macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2001
    what model of ibook do you have? I have the newest, and there are three flaps to watch out for (on the top)
  3. PieMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2002
    I have the latest model....700 Mhz with 14" screen....however, I just decided to try and put a little pressure on the screw and it finally popped back and now works just fine! :D

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