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Replace your AirPort/Bluetooth board to regain wireless connectivity.

  1. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use your thumbs to push the two battery retaining tabs away from the battery.

    • The battery should pop up enough to rotate it toward yourself and lift it out of the lower case.

  2. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement, Memory Door: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three 2.3 mm Phillips screws securing the memory cover to the lower case.

  3. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the memory cover slightly and pull it toward yourself to remove it from the lower case.

  4. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement, Upper Case: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following ten screws:

    • Two 14.7 mm shouldered Phillips.

    • Three 12.3 mm Phillips.

    • One 3.8 mm T8 Torx.

    • One 6.8 mm T8 Torx.

    • Three 1.3 mm Phillips.

  5. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • The ZIF cable is located underneath the bottom RAM slot. If your PowerBook has both RAM slots occupied, make sure to remove the RAM chip.

    • Use your fingernails to separate the ZIF cable lock away from its socket. (Move the two brown bits down 1mm)

    • The ZIF cable lock will move about a millimeter away from the socket before it stops (see picture 2). Do not try to remove the ZIF cable lock.

  6. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Use the tip of a spudger to slide the trackpad ribbon cable out of its socket.

  7. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws from the PC card side of the PowerBook.

    • When replacing these screws, you must reinstall each screw in the correct order. Begin by installing the screw closest to the display hinge, and go out from there.

  8. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 3.4 mm Phillips screws from the DVI connector side of the PowerBook.

    • When replacing these screws, you must reinstall each screw in the correct order. Begin by installing the screw closest to the display hinge, and go out from there.

    • During reassembly, make sure to reinstall the two screws on the right into their appropriate locations, and not the DVI port anchor holes.

  9. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Depress the display latch release button and open your display.

  10. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Starting near the display, lift the upper case straight up off the lower case, minding any cables that may get caught.

  11. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement, Modem: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • If necessary, peel back the strip of aluminum tape covering the modem cable.

  12. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the modem cable connector up off the modem.

  13. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the RJ-11 cable from the modem.

  14. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Use a 4 mm nut driver to remove the two nuts securing the modem to the PC card cage.

  15. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the modem straight up off the studs on the PC card cage.

  16. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement, PC Card Cage: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive cable connector up off the logic board.

    • Bend the hard drive cable away from the PC card cage, giving yourself room to remove it.

  17. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the PC card cage connector up off the logic board.

  18. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Use the tip of a spudger to peel back the small strip of copper tape off the edge of the PC card cage near the side of the lower case.

  19. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four Phillips screws (2- 4 mm & 2 -6.8 mm ) securing the PC card cage to the lower case.

    • The two longer 6.8 mm shouldered screws belong in the end of the PC card cage closest to the logic board.

  20. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 2 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the PC card cage by its center piece and maneuver it out of the lower case.

  21. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 2 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • When reinstalling your PC card cage, be sure to insert the post sticking up from the PC card release button into the hole in the black plastic release mechanism on the PC card cage.

  22. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement, AirPort/Bluetooth Board: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the ribbon cable connector up off the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

  23. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 2.1 mm Phillips screw securing the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket to the lower case.

    • It is possible to remove the AirPort/Bluetooth board without removing this screw. Alternatively use the sharp end of a spudger to press the metal pressure connector (shown in orange) down through the hole in the AirPort/Bluetooth board, being careful to not break it off when prying the board up in the next step.

  24. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth board up off the adhesive securing it to the lower case.

  25. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • If necessary, remove the piece of tape and EMI foam covering the AirPort/Bluetooth antennas.

    • Don't forget to reapply this piece of tape during reassembly. It insulates the bare antenna connectors from the metal PC card cage.

  26. PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 26, image 1 of 2 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67 GHz (High-Res) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 26, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors up off the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

Заключение

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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