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PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) Keyboard Replacement

This guide shows the hidden screws you must remove when replacing the keyboard.

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手順 1 Keyboard  ¶ 

Remove the two Phillips screws securing the electronic track pad button to the lower case.

手順 1 Keyboard  ¶ 

  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the electronic track pad button to the lower case.

手順 2  ¶ 

Use your fingernails or the tip of a spudger to separate the ZIF cable lock from its socket. The ZIF cable lock will move about 1 mm and stop. Do not attempt to completely remove the ZIF cable lock.

手順 2  ¶ 

  • Use your fingernails or the tip of a spudger to separate the ZIF cable lock from its socket.

  • The ZIF cable lock will move about 1 mm and stop. Do not attempt to completely remove the ZIF cable lock.

手順 3  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to pull the track pad ribbon cable out of its socket.

手順 3  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to pull the track pad ribbon cable out of its socket.

  • Do not lift this cable too much from either side as it is fragile and easily torn.

手順 4  ¶ 

Disconnect both of the following connectors from the logic board:

手順 4  ¶ 

  • Disconnect both of the following connectors from the logic board:

  • Sleep sensor cable.

  • Power button cable.

  • Be sure to pull only parallel to the face of the logic board, as pulling up on the socket will break it off the logic board.

  • When pulling these connectors away from their sockets, it is helpful to use your fingernails to pull on the ears at each side of the connector.

手順 5  ¶ 

Starting near the keyboard, use the flat end of a spudger to help separate the adhesive as you peel back the track pad ribbon cable. Be very careful as you are peeling the ribbon cable back because it is very fragile and easily torn.

手順 5  ¶ 

  • Starting near the keyboard, use the flat end of a spudger to help separate the adhesive as you peel back the track pad ribbon cable.

  • Be very careful as you are peeling the ribbon cable back because it is very fragile and easily torn.

  • Also be sure to not pull on the keyboard and backlight ribbon cables underneath the track pad ribbon cable, as they are also very fragile.

手順 6  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to pry up the ribbon cable retaining flaps on both the keyboard and backlight ribbon cable sockets. Use the tip of a spudger to pry up the ribbon cable retaining flaps on both the keyboard and backlight ribbon cable sockets.

手順 6  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to pry up the ribbon cable retaining flaps on both the keyboard and backlight ribbon cable sockets.

手順 7  ¶ 

Pull both the keyboard and backlight ribbon cables out of their sockets. Pull both the keyboard and backlight ribbon cables out of their sockets.

手順 7  ¶ 

  • Pull both the keyboard and backlight ribbon cables out of their sockets.

手順 8  ¶ 

Remove the large protective sticker from the underside of the keyboard enclosure on the lower case.

手順 8  ¶ 

  • Remove the large protective sticker from the underside of the keyboard enclosure on the lower case.

手順 9  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to bend each of the four keyboard lock tabs away from the underside of the keyboard enclosure on the lower case. Included is a picture of how the tabs should look when they are unlocked.

手順 9  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to bend each of the four keyboard lock tabs away from the underside of the keyboard enclosure on the lower case.

  • Included is a picture of how the tabs should look when they are unlocked.

手順 10  ¶ 

Remove the ten short Phillips screws securing the keyboard to the lower case.

手順 10  ¶ 

  • Remove the ten short Phillips screws securing the keyboard to the lower case.

手順 11  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to push a screw lug near the center of the keyboard, separating it from the lower case.

手順 11  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to push a screw lug near the center of the keyboard, separating it from the lower case.

手順 12  ¶ 

Bow the keyboard out slightly to release the two tabs near the upper corner on each side of the keyboard. Rotate the keyboard toward yourself and lift it out of the upper case.

手順 12  ¶ 

  • Bow the keyboard out slightly to release the two tabs near the upper corner on each side of the keyboard.

  • Rotate the keyboard toward yourself and lift it out of the upper case.

  • When reinstalling your keyboard, make sure to feed both the keyboard and backlight ribbon cables through the slot near the lower edge of the keyboard enclosure on the lower case (shown in red).