View Full Version : How To Open An Alubook?

17th April 2005, 10:50 PM
I want to open up my aluminium pBook (see signature for specs) to check and see if the airport card is fully plugged in: i sometimes have bad or buggy reception. I know the aluminium casing doesn't help the reception et.al. but bear with me.

How do I go about opening up the computer? I have tried to find out using Apple Support, but couldn't find anything there about it. I also realise that I risk voiding my warranty: I doubt that it is "user install" or anything like that.

I would just like the information, thats all. :D Thanks guys!


17th April 2005, 11:02 PM
Turn your albook off, remove the battery and in the same cavity you will find the airport slot.

For more serious stuff: http://www.pbfixit.com/Guide/54.0.0.html

EDIT: actually while I'm here ... has anyone replaced standard hd in an Albook with a 7200rpm one? any heat issues or other issues?

17th April 2005, 11:03 PM
this is the link you are looking for (http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/PB_G4_15_AL_takeapart/AL_PB_G4_take-apart.html#storytop) :)

17th April 2005, 11:04 PM
Hey Mark,

The Apple site describes it Here (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=95131). I am not game to do it to my PowerBook, but if you succeed, how about an article?

Also, there is this, an optimizing document (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88258)

Good Luck.


18th April 2005, 11:02 PM
Thanks for that, guys! All those links are very useful. Its also good to see the pics other people have taken of the insides: ie. int he link Buthidae has, you can see the logic board and everything! Im not going to dismantle Silvia to that extent, but it was good to check that the aerial was securely connected. :)

18th April 2005, 11:39 PM
The AirPort card is, as was mentioned, niice and accessible. As is the RAM.

I love that that's how Apple does things.