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How to remove the hard drive, along with its cable and bracket from your computer.

  1. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Use a coin to turn both battery locking screws 90 degrees to the left.

    • Remove the battery cover.

    • Remove the battery from the computer by pulling up on the plastic tab.

  2. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement, Airport Card: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free. Note that the keyboard ribbon is still attached to the logic board, so you cannot completely remove the keyboard yet.

    • If the keyboard does not come free, use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the keyboard locking screw (between F4 and F5 key) 180 degrees in either direction and try again.

    • Rotate the keyboard away from the screen and rest it face-down on the trackpad area.

  3. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • If your computer does not have an airport card, you can skip the next two steps.

    • Grasp the clear plastic tab on the airport card and pull up and toward the display.

  4. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Hold the airport card in one hand and use your other hand to remove the antenna cable.

  5. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement, Keyboard: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.

  6. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Grasp the wire metal bracket on top of the RAM shield and pull upward to remove the shield.

  7. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Pull up the keyboard connector cable by its clear plastic loop.

  8. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement, Upper Case: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Use a straightened paperclip to manually eject the CD-ROM tray.

  9. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the computer over so that the bottom is facing up.

    • Remove the following Torx screws:

    • Four short T8 Torx near the battery compartment.

    • Two long T8 Torx near the hinges.

  10. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the CD-ROM drive tray partly out.

    • Remove the silver Phillips screw from the plastic casing.

  11. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the computer over.

    • Remove the three Phillips screws.

    Please note: these screws can (and may!) strip easily, so take extra care in removing them!

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  12. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • This is a diagram of the trackpad ribbon clamp connector you will disconnect in the next step.

    • 1) With your fingernails, grasp the locking bar on either side and pull up a small amount (about 1/16" or 2 mm).

    • 2) After disengaging the locking bar, slide the cable out of the connector.

    In part 1, you can use a small flat-blade screwdriver to lift the locking bar. This will not put pressure on the cable itself. Each end of the locking bar will click when it has been lifted sufficiently.

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  13. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Loosen the trackpad clamp by pulling the top piece up slightly, freeing the trackpad ribbon.

    • Slide the orange trackpad ribbon out of the clamp.

    Before going to the next step, remove 4 T8 screws from bottom of case.

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  14. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Do not lift the upper case too far without first disconnecting the audio cable.

    • Push out the rim of the lower case and pull up on the upper case, grasping it just to the left of the optical drive.

    • Repeat the above step on the upper left corner of the upper case, grasping the bottom left corner of the upper case.

  15. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the audio cable.

  16. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Grasp the upper case on either side of the keyboard space and rotate up and away from the screen.

    • You may be thinking you're about to break your upper case. Not to worry - the tabs holding the upper and lower cases together are very strong. Simply apply even pressure and continue to rotate the upper case up and away from the screen until it comes free.

    When replacing the upper case, test the trackpad button to make sure it clicks before proceeding. If it does not operate properly, remove the upper case and reattach it.

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    Once you free the back half, pull the the case forward, not up so much, or you’ll break the tabs on the sides by the optical drive on the right, and about the same place on the left.

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  17. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement, Optical Drive: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • If the optical drive is not open, use a straightened paperclip to open it now.

    • Remove the 5 mm standoff.

  18. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the optical drive cable from the logic board.

  19. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Lift up on the optical drive while sequentially pushing the small plastic tabs one after another toward the screen to free one side of the drive.

    • Lift up the side of the optical drive you just freed and slide the drive out and away from the screen.

    • When reinstalling the optical drive, be sure that the drive tray is out far enough to slide under the lower casing rim.

    • If you have a CD or any other object jammed in your optical drive, we have an optical drive repair guide.

  20. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement, Modem: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following Phillips screws:

    • Remove the longer Phillips screw from the middle-rear of the modem shield.

    • Remove the three identical Phillips screws, two on either side of the EMI fingers, and the remaining one on the right side of the modem shield.

    • Remove the larger Phillips screw that secures the EMI fingers to the modem board.

    • Remove the EMI fingers.

  21. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Peel the modem shield away from the metal framework below, working from the right front and moving to the left.

  22. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the left side of the modem.

    • Pry up the right side of the modem.

  23. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the modem partially out and disconnect the cable on the left side.

  24. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement, Display: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the left hinge.

    • Peel up the airport cable from beneath the yellow tape.

  25. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the large display data cable from the logic board and deroute it from the plastic and metal tabs.

  26. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 26, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the backlight cable from the logic board and deroute it.

  27. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 27, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three small Phillips screws from the clutch cover.

    When reinstalling, hold the display so the clutch cover is flush with the panel below. Make sure no wires are caught before tightening the screws.

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    Note that there are small hooks that hold the clutch cover down. When reinstalling, be sure to hook the cover to them from the back, or you will have problems with the cover catching on the lid as you close it.

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  28. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 28, image 1 of 1
    • Finally, support the display with one hand while unscrewing the last Phillips screw from the right hinge (push the display gently down to avoid putting pressure on the screw).

    • Remove the display assembly.

    • When re-installing the display assembly, make sure that the clutch cover goes over the white plastic tabs protruding from the rear underside of the laptop.

  29. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement, EMI Shield: step 29, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two small Phillips screws from the RJ-11 board.

  30. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 30, image 1 of 1
    • Push out the lower case rim and pull the RJ-11 board out of the computer.

  31. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 31, image 1 of 1
    • Deroute the speaker cable from the metal framework and disconnect it from the logic board.

    I don’t believe you need to deroute the speaker cable; just disconnect it from the logic board and leave it taped on where it is.

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    I second this.

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  32. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 32, image 1 of 1
    • There are six screws to remove (if you have an iBook without Firewire the screw circled in orange will not be present):

    • Two short, flat-headed Phillips screws near the battery compartment.

    • One short, round-headed Phillips near the speaker cable connector. (This is present on some models, but not others - especially the older ones)

    • One short, flat-headed Phillips between the ethernet and USB ports.

    • One short, flat-headed Phillips to the left of the hole-y (polite laughter) area.

    • One long, round-headed Phillips screw near the power receptacle.

  33. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 33, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the right side of the EMI shield up and pull it out of the computer.

  34. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 34, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three 5 mm standoffs securing the hard drive to the logic board.

  35. iBook G3 Clamshell Hard Drive Replacement: step 35, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the hard drive cable up from the logic board, using the plastic loop.

    • Lift the hard drive, with metal bracket attached, from the logic board.

Заключение

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

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This is a nightmare just to change a hard drive.

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