Help with removing iBook parts

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nickelbackmac, Sep 20, 2006.

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    nickelbackmac

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    Yes, my cursed iBook has returned. I'd love it if all the parts weren't faulty (well some of them).

    How do I remove:

    CD-DRIVE
    HARD DRIVE



    I tore off the aluminum-similar stuff that covers the top of the CD drive under the keyboard. Will that affect anything? Thanks!
     
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    Warbrain

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    Have fun getting the hard drive out. It's supposedly something like 40 screws that you need to remove to just get to it.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I have taken out the hard drive on an iBook a number of times. I personally don't think it is difficult. The guides on http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/ are quite helpful. The only thing you need to be careful for is to keep track of your screws. I generally just laid out a towel and put them on the towel as I took them out. I've also heard of double-sided tape as well as ice cube trays. Good luck.
     
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    nickelbackmac

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    Thanks DaveP! The instructions really help! I'm trying to get the lower casing off without a spudger, hopefully it will work. I sure hope I don't screw this iBook up, my friend wants to buy it back from me once it is officially fixed.
     
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    I think I generally used a credit card instead of the spuger or whatever. It does take a bit of force. I think I got it started by prying a bit with a screwdriver.
     
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    nickelbackmac

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    This iBook is on its way to recovery. I'm working out deals for a new HD and possibly a newer upper casing since the other one's trackpad cable snapped. An untested CDROM drive has been bought from a member here, disconap. So yeah, if I get a new casing and more RAM then this should run again!


    PS: After I put everything back together, it worked! I pulled the optical drive, the RAM (128MB), and the failed HD. I plugged it in, and now it shows the blinking "?" until I get another HD.


    Someone let me know if they have any sticks of RAM for G3 iBook 500s, at least 256MB, 144-pin connection.
     

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