PowerBook G4

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  1. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    did i dun goof this time? i changed the hard drive in my PowerBook G4, and i accidentally pushed all the screws of the table so now i have no idea how to build it up again. Is there any very very detailed tutorial or something or did i really dun goof?

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  2. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. boneskid1 macrumors member

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    Your best option is to visit www.ifixit.com and search for your PowerBook model, they have how-to's on repair and such. You will need to know the model number for your PowerBook g4 though to make sure you use the correct repair guide.
     
  4. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i broke it, right now I'm so sad:mad::(
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You broke what? The screw issues can be resolved, but what did you break?

    Whenever I do a repair, I use a white board. In black marker I draw out boxes with the step number on iFixit, and place all parts there. If a part has different sizes, eg 7 and 9.5 mm screws I separate them into smaller boxes. It really works well!
     
  6. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I always used an ice cube tray or similar compartmented tray to organize different sized screws. Either in the order I removed them, or by size if it was a computer I hadn't worked on before.
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    That is another great idea as well. I just like the white board as I can store parts like hinge clutches on it as well.
     
  8. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I put the screws back in its right place but i think the logic card died because it won't start even with full battery.
     
  9. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    There are many little ribbon cables to hook back up. Did you hook all the cables and plugs back up?
     
  10. Intelligent thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think so.
     
  11. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    There are 2 stacked with one on the back where the main power comes in. I'd go back and recheck them.
     
  12. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    maybe you loosened the connector socket of one cable, by pulling the cable. Maybe you can disassemble it to a point, where you can hold the connector more firmly to its socket and press start.
     
  13. Graveyard macrumors regular

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    Not very intelligent... Sorry for that, but someone had to do it.
    On the serious side, follow the instructions on ifixit. Make sure that every connector is in its place, and you aren't causing any short circuits.
     
  14. micahgartman macrumors member

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    The official Service Source guides can be found on my website:

    http://powerbook.micahgartman.com/

    Each stage of the take apart process shows a screw matrix. Just make sure to download the guide for your specific model.

    Good luck!!!
     

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