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This guide will show how to open up the PowerBook so that you may access the hard drive, and then show how to remove the hard drive.

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  1. Turn the device upside down and then locate the battery latch near the front of the device.
    • Turn the device upside down and then locate the battery latch near the front of the device.

  2. Slide the latch to the left to release the battery.
    • Slide the latch to the left to release the battery.

  3. Continue holding the latch then gently pull the battery out of the device.
    • Continue holding the latch then gently pull the battery out of the device.

    • Place the battery in a safe location.

  4. Locate the CD-ROM Drive latch.
    • Locate the CD-ROM Drive latch.

  5. Slide the latch to the right to release the CD ROM drive.
    • Slide the latch to the right to release the CD ROM drive.

  6. Continue holding the latch then gently pull the CD-ROM Drive out of the device.
    • Continue holding the latch then gently pull the CD-ROM Drive out of the device.

    • Place the CD ROM drive in a safe location.

  7. Locate the speaker cover.
    • Locate the speaker cover.

  8. Press firmly on each end of the speaker cover and slide it to the left.
    • Press firmly on each end of the speaker cover and slide it to the left.

    I found it was easy to get a spudger over the left edge and lift it up a bit, then push the bar to the left, It pops right off after that.

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  9. Gently lift the speaker cover to remove it.
    • Gently lift the speaker cover to remove it.

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  11. Lift the keyboard up from the back using a spudger(wedge side).
    • Lift the keyboard up from the back using a spudger(wedge side).

  12. Gently lift the keyboard until only the ribbon cable remains attached.
    • Gently lift the keyboard until only the ribbon cable remains attached.

  13. Tilt the keyboard away from the screen.
    • Tilt the keyboard away from the screen.

  14. Locate the six screws that secure the heatsink.
    • Locate the six screws that secure the heatsink.

    This is not necessary to remove the HDD. Go directly to step 20.

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  15. Remove the six screws from the heatsink using the Philips #1 screwdriver.
    • Remove the six screws from the heatsink using the Philips #1 screwdriver.

  16. Lift the heatsink from the side closest to the laptop screen.
    • Lift the heatsink from the side closest to the laptop screen.

  17. Remove the heatsink.
    • Remove the heatsink.

  18. Gently pull up on the beige ribbon lock until it moves a short distance on both sides to separate the ribbon cable from the connector.
    • Gently pull up on the beige ribbon lock until it moves a short distance on both sides to separate the ribbon cable from the connector.

  19. Detach the ribbon cable.
    • Detach the ribbon cable.

  20. Remove the keyboard.
    • Remove the keyboard.

  21. Locate and identify the two screws that attach the hard drive to the computer.
    • Locate and identify the two screws that attach the hard drive to the computer.

  22. Remove the screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  23. Once the screws are removed, lift up the end of the hard drive using your finger tips.
    • Once the screws are removed, lift up the end of the hard drive using your finger tips.

  24. Fully lift the hard drive vertically against the side of the computer.
    • Fully lift the hard drive vertically against the side of the computer.

  25. Push a finger down onto the plastic strap.
    • Push a finger down onto the plastic strap.

  26. Remove the hard drive from the computer by pushing down on the plastic strap and pulling up on the hard drive.
    • Remove the hard drive from the computer by pushing down on the plastic strap and pulling up on the hard drive.

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

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Hi iFixIt thanks for all the details BUT the keyboard can indeed stay in

when changing the hard drive. Just slide it a bit to the right after step

11, the ribbon cble does not take any damage. SO: from step 12 jump

straight to step 20. The heat sink can stay untouched, which i find not

unimportant to mention. Regards, TB75

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