Are keyboards from 15-inch PowerBooks interchangeable?
More Specifically, can the keyboard and topcase from model A1046 (1.25 GHz) replace that for a model A1138 (1.67 GHz)?
Apple's line of PowerBook laptops was intended for the professional and power users. The PowerBook line includes the PowerBook 100, Duo, 500, and 5300 Series; the PowerBook 1400, 2400, 3400; the PowerBook G3, G4 Titanium, and G4 Aluminum.
Hmmmm, I've looked more closely at ifixit guides for upper case removal and the earlier keyboards don't seem to be the same as the later ones. For example, I've removed the top case in my 1.25 GHz model A1046 and, as the pictures in the guide show, the keyboard has TWO ribbon cables - a narrow amber and a thicker one-inch wide clear cable. Looking at the guides for the 1.5 and 1.67 GHz models A1106 and A1138, I see only a narrow amber ribbon cable. I don't see the inch-wide clear ribbon.