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In order to access the display or replace any portion of the sound system you must first remove the speaker panel from the computer.

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  1. PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Close the screen and turn the PowerBook over, orienting the computer upside down, using the label to guide you.

  2. PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Hold the button on the front left side and slide the battery out.

  3. PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement, Keyboard: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • With a Torx T8 screwdriver, remove the three Torx 24mm screws along the center of the back panel.

  4. PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Turn the computer over and open the display. You should see that the keyboard is loose.

    • Before attempting to remove the keyboard, note that a ribbon cable connects the keyboard to the logic board. Improper removal may damage your keyboard.

    • Slightly lift the front of the keyboard up, and slide the keyboard towards yourself.

    • Carefully lift the top half of the keyboard and pull it towards yourself.

  5. PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Loosen the ribbon cables connecting the keyboard to the computer by using a plastic opening tool to lift the tabs on either side of the cable port.

    • Gently remove the ribbons from its tabs.

  6. PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement, RAM: step 6, image 1 of 2 PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement, RAM: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Gently wiggle the RAM card to loosen the connection until it pulls free.

  7. PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement, Speaker Panel: step 7, image 1 of 2 PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement, Speaker Panel: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect the wires from the port.

  8. PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 7mm screw connecting the speaker panel to the computer.

  9. PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • To detach the speaker panel's ribbon cable, use a plastic opening tool to lift the tabs on both sides of the cable port.

    • Once loose, pull the ribbon cable free.

  10. PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 PowerBook 3400 M3553 Speaker Panel Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the lighting/audio panel from it's bottom corners and pull the panel towards yourself.

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

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