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March 25, 2005

Completely Disassembled 12" PowerBook

I've reached the next level in my quest to fix my 12" PowerBook. With a new DC-in circuit board en-route, scheduled to arrive tomorrow, I decided to take time to disassemble the laptop tonight so tomorrow when it arrives I'm ready to stick the new part in and put things back together.

I also figured if there's a barrier to disassembly (like I am missing a tool) it would give me time to to pick any necessary items up in the morning.

The steps on PB FixIt were perfect. Not only do they have every step, on some of them they give you details like the screw lengths or the color of the tape to remove to enable a cable to be moved. All of this will come in handy when I have to reassemble tomorrow night.

It took me about 1 hour, 30 minutes to get through all the steps. I do find myself thinking about how valuable my time is and if this is really worth saving $200. Especially when you consider the risk of breaking something in the process.

More tomorrow on the reassembly process.

Posted by mike at March 25, 2005 12:09 AM