instructions on replacing my dc power card in my ibook?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by novowel, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    This is not an easy thing to do. What model iBook do you have? I have repared the power jack on an old clamshell iBook before (simply resoldered a broken solder joint). I can't really give instructions though - I just kept taking it to bits till I got the the power socket section. Ended up with about 30 pieces not including the screws!
     
  2. novowel thread starter macrumors member

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    It is a 500 mhz Ibook, with 2 USB ports on the side.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  4. AnotherMortal macrumors regular

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    iBook takeapart

    Taking apart an iBook, clamshell or dual USB series sucks. I had no less than 30 screws on a dual USB series that I upgraded the hard drive on. Its best to take it to an apple service center to have them do it.

    On the flip side though, if you had a PowerBook g3, that's a different story. Replacing anything on those are a breeze.

    If you do decide to do it yourself, grab an ice cube tray for holding screws, and make copious notes. Also, there are screws hidden under the keyboard magnets.
     
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    This PDF should tell you everything you need to know. It's about 6 megs so be patient :)
     

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