How to Replace Powerbook 12" Bottom Case

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  1. jaw04005 macrumors 601

    jaw04005

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    I need step by step directions on how to replace the bottom case of a Powerbook 12". My friend damaged his Powerbook 1Ghz a few months back, and purchased a replacement bottom case from pbparts. However, has yet to find any good directions online on how to replace the case. Any help would be appreciated.

    The Powerbook is no longer under warranty.
     
  2. Mertzen macrumors 6502

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  3. Macuser88 macrumors newbie

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    joshuawaire,

    I don't think its a good idea for your friend to replace the bottom case by himself unless he has some experience take apart of the notebook before. I'm a service technician, I don't found its easy for myself either to replace the bottom case for the first time. (With take apart guide from Apple STEP by STEP instructions). Unless your friend willing take the risk to take it apart without putting it back together.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    Did your friend look at www.pbfixit.com? They have free take apart guides online.
     
  5. diamond geezer macrumors regular

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    It's simple, just remove every part of the PowerBook and what is left is the bottom case.

    NOT for the feint-hearted or untrained. You may end up with a non-working PowerBook.
     
  6. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    Rod,

    They actually don't have instructions on how to do the lower case, just the upper.
     
  7. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

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    That's true, but if you follow the instructions for removing the display you've removed the bottom case.
     

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