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PowerBook G4 Aluminium disassembly?

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Yes, I've seen the guides and it seems to be a long and tiresome process.

 

One of my G4s are having overheating problems, and after resetting the pmu with no succes, I consider opening it to have a look.

 

Any experience?

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Yes,

 

made one good out of two bad units.

 

Was painful...

 

many screws all around, most of them not of the same size, spent a whole afternoon.

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IFixit has guides, with numbered steps. Make a numbered grid on paper and put the screws by step in the appropriately numbered grid space.

 

I once did this surgery on a 12” PowerBook G4 and it was not so very bad, honestly.

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A lot of these powerbook g4's have a small scratch line or detaching just above dvd drive. Its best to pull back that slightly left center clip properly to avoid damage to the case.  

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I just replaced the logic board in a 15-inch Powerbook. I usually grab heavy card stock and fold some packing tape over and stick it down stick side up. That way, I can stick the screws down in the order and arrangement they were removed. The fiddly little hook that secures the front of the palmrest above the Superdrive slot is a bear to remove though. Be patient with that one. I also didn't reconnect the optical drive cable correctly and I'm reluctant to open it back up to fix it. Take your time.

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