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PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz Clutch Cover Replacement

Replace a cosmetically damaged clutch cover on your 1.67 GHz 15" PowerBook G4 Aluminum.

Use this guide to replace a cosmetically damaged clutch cover.

手順 1 Clutch Cover  ¶ 

The inverter is an extremely thin circuit board that is very delicate and easily cracked. Take care when handling. Use a spudger to raise the end of the inverter out from the clutch cover.

手順 1 Clutch Cover  ¶ 

  • The inverter is an extremely thin circuit board that is very delicate and easily cracked. Take care when handling.

  • Use a spudger to raise the end of the inverter out from the clutch cover.

  • Lift the inverter enough to access both cable connectors.

手順 2  ¶ 

Disconnect both inverter cables by pulling their connectors away from the sockets on the inverter. Remove the inverter from your display and set it aside.

手順 2  ¶ 

  • Disconnect both inverter cables by pulling their connectors away from the sockets on the inverter.

  • Remove the inverter from your display and set it aside.

手順 3  ¶ 

Remove the five 2 mm Phillips screws securing the LCD retaining bracket to the front display bezel.

手順 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the five 2 mm Phillips screws securing the LCD retaining bracket to the front display bezel.

  • Lift the LCD retaining bracket off the front display bezel.

  • Some machines do not have this bracket. If your machine is missing the bracket, remove the five screws and proceed to the next step.

手順 4  ¶ 

The clutch cover is constructed from aluminum and is held on to the clutch hinges with metal clips that require a good deal of force to remove. Proceed with caution. Use your thumbs to push the clutch cover away from the clutch hinges.

手順 4  ¶ 

  • The clutch cover is constructed from aluminum and is held on to the clutch hinges with metal clips that require a good deal of force to remove. Proceed with caution.

  • Use your thumbs to push the clutch cover away from the clutch hinges.

  • While pressing with your thumbs, rotate the clutch cover toward yourself about its long edge to pop it off the clutch hinge.

  • It may be necessary to wiggle the clutch cover while pressing it away from the clutch hinges to release the retaining clips.

手順 5  ¶ 

Repeat this process for the other side of the clutch cover. Once the clutch cover is completely free from the clutch hinges, lift it off the front display bezel.

手順 5  ¶ 

  • Repeat this process for the other side of the clutch cover. Once the clutch cover is completely free from the clutch hinges, lift it off the front display bezel.