12" 1.33 iBook, HD replacement, ? re: power cable

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by joeybagadonutz, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. joeybagadonutz macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2007
    My old 1.33 12" iBook needs a new drive. I need some advice regarding the power switch cord.

    This says the power cord is soldered to the board: http://www.faqintosh.com/risorse/en/guides/hw/ibook/g4hd/

    This says to remove the connector: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/iBook-G4-14-Inch/Hard-Drive/84/14/Page-11

    I can leave the top case connected by the power switch cord if required. Perhaps I could tape the case down during work on the back side and rotate the connected case left during work on the front side.

    This is slightly beyond my skill level. Great advice found here during searches. I plan to be very slow, methodical, and conscious of screws/step. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you
  2. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    The way I read it on faqintosh is that the connector on the logic board that the power switch connects to is soldered on very weakly. Because of that, you need to take precautions when unplugging it the cord.

    I recently did a hard drive replacement on my 12" PowerBook and had to go through a similar procedure. The connector on the board were two small pins (kind of like the fan connector on a PC motherboard). Just use a small flat head screwdriver or toothpick to pry it off the board.
  3. joeybagadonutz thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2007

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