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macmick
12th August 2005, 10:44 PM
Hi, has anyone ever disassembled an aluminium powerbook display?

I have a wobbly display - the screws attaching the display to the hinge have loosened.
My research has indicated that to fix it, I have to
1) open up the powerbook,
2) remove the display (with hinge attached) from the main unit,
3) disassemble the display by removing the panel with the apple symbol
4) tighten the screws which attached the hinge
5) put it all together again!!

I have seen pictures and instructions for steps 1) and 2), so feel pretty confident about them.
But, have not been able to track down any info on how to do 3). I have only read about 1 guy doing it, and he only wrote that he did it slowly and that it was "un-nerving". Eeek!

Any help/suggestions? Better still, anyone tried it and succeeded?
I guess I could get an Applecentre to do it, but I am sure it will be big $'s.

Michael

ps - The powerbook is out of warranty.

f1_power
13th August 2005, 03:00 AM
I guess I could get an Applecentre to do it, but I am sure it will be big $'s.

I don't think they would charge you much to do the screws up....ask them for a quote