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Repair Powerbook G4 Superdrive Not Working Tutorial

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Join us to comment and to customize your site experience! One comment Note that this is a "right angle" coaxial connector. I replaced the incorrect cable with 821-0391-A (922-7121), and upon restart the Optical & HDD drive were both working together perfectly. 821-0391-A (922-7121) is an HDD cable that's made specifically for Slide the memory door away from the memory compartment.

Something is holding it down on the lower left side. Please double-check that all screws are removed before taking it out. Quote from Miroslav Djuric: There should be two pieces of foil tape on top of the connectors on the left side. Add a comment Add a comment Add Comment 1024 Almost done!

Not a problem. shon - 11/17/2009 Reply Mine was that way too! I put the 60GB HD into Powerbook 1 and left put it together because it is fully functional. Use your thumbs to push both battery release tabs away so that the edge of the battery lifts up.

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  2. No help.
  3. That black screw needs to come out because it goes all the way through the computer into the back of the keyboard.
  4. I just completed it.

These pins slotted in two holes on the board to align. I think it is a combo of two things. 1: The wrong kinda disc. I have never seen this laptop working properly, but the seller I acquired it from stated that the optical drive worked fine until he fried the DC in-board, presumably with a Note that the black pastic base that you see is the connector part that is permanently attached to the ribbon cable.

powerbookg4hdd - 06/18/2009 Reply I believe the clip is referring to the ribbon of grounding material that the plate sits on. Like magic my drive started working again. The correct HDD cable replacement worked like a charm. For Pre-October 2005 models 15" & 17" Up to 8X DVD, 4X DVD Dual-Layer, 24X CD Write/Burn Speeds (and Read). 1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty Drive + Media /

Miroslav Djuric - 04/01/2009 Reply Is anything can be done if I brooked the power sockets in the logic board during hard drive changing? Loading... Quote from shon: I agree. It used to do it to me alot in my first month of use and I havn't had it happen in the last 6 months.

bluePeter - 06/15/2009 Reply My 1 ghz model only has 2 screws, one in the upper left hand corner of the modem, one in the lower right hand corner, NOT one No foil. I know, they all look the same and it should just work...but it doesn't. When reassembling the laptop, make sure that two wires come through the loop of metal on the frame on the upper right-hand side - a silver wire at right angles and

The shorter screw goes in the front, right corner. have a peek at these guys the 1.5mm works fine but seems to be a littlebit too small (But i can't test it since i do not own 1/16 inch Hex (but that one should be about There should be two pieces of foil tape on top of the connectors on the left side. The connectors at the ends of the cables are attached very firmly to the sockets on the logic board.

and other countries. If that is too difficult, use a larger drill bit and try to drill the head completely off instead. One comment Where can I get a replacement clip for the ribbon cable? check over here To disconnect the four white connectors, use your fingernails or a dental pick to carefully pry the connectors from their sockets.

After a few squirts of air into the slot and the lens cleaner twice. I will just use an external optical drive when I need it. In the end, I'm not sure what I did to get the non-battery side separated, but just kept wiggling it and applying some force near the trackpad.

Otherwise it's very easy to strip the screw head.

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Welcome to Mac-Forums! It will recognize CDs without a problem, but when I insert a DVD, the drive makes noises like it's reading the disc for maybe 20-30 sec. diago - 05/28/2009 Reply Make a full page printout and using sticky tape put the screws (in clusters if easier) where they should go on the photo. this content good luck, raynman #10 raynman, Jun 21, 2010 cwags12 uix_expand uix_collapse Registered Joined: Jun 18, 2010 Messages: 3 Likes Received: 0 Great news!!

MODS please close this thread Reply With Quote Quick Navigation Apple Notebooks Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Community Information Center News and Add a comment Add a comment Add Comment 1024 Step 28 Edit Use the orange plastic loop to disconnect the hard drive cable from the logic board. The thread I found where I had posted that I got it running, along with everything I did (and suggest you do) as well as some followup information, will be found emanmb - 12/22/2009 Reply I agree as well.

kah - 09/12/2012 Reply Add a comment Add Comment 1024 Step 4 Airport Extreme Card Edit Flip down the door on the right side of the battery compartment. genetics - 08/29/2009 Reply did you get any solution for this? But being a cheapskate I had to try the low cost option first and voila! Fallen Computer Repair Networking FallenGaming949 1,222 views 22:28 15-inch PowerBook G4 "Aluminum" Hard Drive/SSD Installation Video - Duration: 9:40.

Carefully disconnect the microphone and power cables from the logic board. One 9 mm Phillips in the top left corner of the fan. To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. MacSales.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Useful Searches Recent Posts Mac Support Forums Mac Help Forums Mac OS X System & Mac Software Powerbook G4 CD/DVD drive not recognized Discussion in 'Mac OS X System & Mac Those are attached to plastic clips that need to be disengaged. If I screw it up, I have nowhere to get my computer fixed, and it would be months before I could go into the only major city on my island to

Not so bad and it was a fun learning experience. I'm going to try to explain the issue in as much detail as I possibly can I have two 15" Powerbook G4's, 1.67GHz, one has a Toshiba 80 GB hard drive It explicitly mentions that there are different parts used for HDD Flex Cable for 1.67Ghz LoRes vs 1.67Ghz HiRes. Joey - 06/19/2010 Reply Add a comment Add Comment 1024 Step 30 Edit Lift the hard drive up and out of the computer.

springboard - 03/25/2009 Reply Quote from zdavatz: What is an EMI Finger??? Lift the upper case off the computer. 6 comments This is not as easy as it looks. Everything worked fine without doing this step.