[rescue] ibook disassembly
nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Fri Jul 25 18:30:58 CDT 2003
Oh, and while you have it totally apart decide if you want to paint it
or have it painted by these guys:
They quoted me $50 for the case of a PowerBook 540c that I'm sending in
some time soon.
On Friday, July 25, 2003, at 06:24 PM, Mike Hebel wrote:
> On Friday, July 25, 2003, at 06:14 PM, N.Miller wrote:
>> I did manage to get the iBook almost completely apart. It wasn't
>> too bad. What I thought was mold was the plastic of the bezel
>> rubbing on the aluminum RF shield and oxidizing (black). The
>> only thing I haven't been able to do is get the mainboard all
>> the way out. There is dried liquid b/w the bottom RF shielding
>> and the plastic case that I'd like to clean out, but the mobo
>> is so tight in there, I'm afraid I'll hose up the RJ45/USB or
>> the DC in/power board if I manhandle it any further. MikeH,
>> any suggestions?
> 1) Plastic of the iBook variety very rarely oxidizes.
> 2) If there's dried liquid then I'm betting this is a coke/coffee
> accident victim.
> 3) I've never actually taken my iBook apart but there are two screws on
> the bottom just where the colored and white bottom pieces come
> together. If you haven't taken those out then try them.
> Also there are several dark spots on the graphite portion of the
> plastic on the bottom. Each one of those almost certainly represents a
> screw location or a plastic "pin" on the topside so make sure all of
> those are removed. If you accidentally remove the heatsink (not sure
> if that's possible) be sur eto go out to Rat Shack (Radio Shack) and
> get some thermal grease to re-install with.
> Most of the design of the clamshell iBook seems to be inspired by the
> older Macs where everything seems to "crack" apart. Probably not true
> so obviously people shouldn't just yank on things but that seems to be
> the mentality behind that and the old iMacs.
> Mike Hebel
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