Introduction

Replace a broken LCD/Backlight with the display still attached to your iBook.

  1. Lay your iBook upside down on a flat surface.
    • Lay your iBook upside down on a flat surface.

    • Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

    • Lift the battery out of the computer.

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  2. Use a 1.5mm hex screwdriver to remove the two hex screws on either side of the display (four screws total).
    • Use a 1.5mm hex screwdriver to remove the two hex screws on either side of the display (four screws total).

    • If you don't have a 1.5mm hex driver, you can probably get these screws out with a T6 Torx screwdriver. However, if you use a T6 Torx driver you'll be more likely to strip the screws.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger perpendicular to the face of the display into the gap between the front and rear bezels near the upper left corner of the display.

    • Rotate the spudger away from the display to pry the rear bezel off the front bezel.

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    • Run your spudger along the top edge of the front display bezel to evenly separate the two bezels.

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    • Working down from the upper left corner, use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear bezel away from the left edge of the display.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the rear bezel away from the right edge of the display.

    • If necessary, pry along the bottom edge of the rear bezel to separate it from the display assembly.

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    • Lift the rear bezel off the display assembly.

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    • Close the display.

    • Remove the small pieces of yellow tape securing the thin metal LCD cover to the display.

    • Remove the large piece of tape near the right display hinge.

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    • Remove the tape covering the inverter cable connector.

    • Remove the piece of foil tape near the center of the thin metal LCD cover.

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    • Remove the Phillips screw near the right display hinge.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to remove the small spacer under the screw you just removed.

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    • Pull the foil/braided pieces of tape off the aluminum frame of the clutch hinges. Leave the tape attached to the thin steel LCD cover.

    • Remove the small piece of tape holding the display data cable ground strap to the LCD cover.

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    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the left and right sides of the LCD to the frame of the clutch hinges (four screws total).

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    • Carefully remove the thin steel LCD cover.

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    • Remove the long piece of tape securing the display data cable to the LCD.

    • Disconnect the display data cable by pulling the cable away from the socket on the LCD.

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    • Disconnect the backlight cable from the inverter.

    • It is helpful to use a spudger to push the backlight connector away from its socket while you lightly pull its cables away from the inverter.

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    • Open the display.

    • Lift the LCD out of the display assembly.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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