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    • Turn the G4 over.

    • Remove the eight T8 Torx screws from the lower case.

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    Using your thumbs, slide the lower case away from you.
    • Using your thumbs, slide the lower case away from you.

    • The lower case may stick in the front on a tab just above the center of the DVD drive. Be careful as you work the case off, or you may break the thin strip of plastic just above the drive.

    • Lift the lower case off.

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    Your laptop should look approximately like this.
    • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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    Skip this step if your computer does not have an Airport card.
    • Skip this step if your computer does not have an Airport card.

    • Firmly grasp the plastic tab attached to the Airport card and pull up and to the left.

    • Disconnect the antenna cable from the left side of the Airport card.

  5. The Essential Toolkit

    The most helpful tools in our most compact kit.

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    The Essential Toolkit

    The most helpful tools in our most compact kit.

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    Disconnect the hard drive ribbon from the logic board using a spudger or the tip of your finger, removing tape as necessary.
    • Disconnect the hard drive ribbon from the logic board using a spudger or the tip of your finger, removing tape as necessary.

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    To free the hard drive, remove the two T8 Torx screws from the right wall of the battery housing.
    • To free the hard drive, remove the two T8 Torx screws from the right wall of the battery housing.

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    Remove the hard drive by gently grasping the orange ribbon cable and lifting the left edge up and out of the computer.
    • Remove the hard drive by gently grasping the orange ribbon cable and lifting the left edge up and out of the computer.

    • There are four rubber bumpers that fit over the hard drive screws. Ensure that these bumpers come out when you remove the hard drive.

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    Your laptop should look approximately like this.
    • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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    Remove the two black plastic bumpers and two T8 Torx screws from the side of the hard drive.
    • Remove the two black plastic bumpers and two T8 Torx screws from the side of the hard drive.

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    Grasp the orange ribbon cable and disconnect it from the hard drive. If the connector is tight, gently rock it from side to side.
    • Grasp the orange ribbon cable and disconnect it from the hard drive. If the connector is tight, gently rock it from side to side.

    • Be sure to pull evenly on both sides as uneven force may damage the hard drive pins and render your data inaccessible.

    • If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an OS X install guide to get you up and running.

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