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PowerBook G3 pismo top slot memory Installation

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For your convenience this tutorial has both diagrams and quicktime movies of each step of your installation. Feel free to play, pause or rewind them as many time as you need to. Click on the still pictures to enlarge them for detail.


Find a soft surface to work on your power book so as not to scratch it.

Step 1.To release the keyboard locking screw, turn the screw one half turn in either direction so that the screw slot is oriented horizontally. Your PowerBook comes from Apple with the keyboard unlocked. The locking screw is located above the 5 and 6 keys.


Step 2. Using your fingers pull the tabs down toward your body to release the keyboard.The tabs are located between the esc key and the bright key on the left and between the F8 key and the F9 key on the right side.When both tabs are pulled at the same time the keyboard will pop up from the top of the keyboard.


Step 3. After you have flipped over the keyboard look for the heat shield and remove the two screws shown above.

Step 4. This is your memory slot. If you already have memory in your slot and are upgrading it then you will pull the two tin tabs outward at the same time causing the memory to pop up. Pull out the memory and put it aside.

To put in memory you will follow the diagram below taking note of the notches and aligning them. Put the memory in at a 30 degree angle and with both fingers one on each end of the memory push until you hear the memory lock into place.


Align the notches both on the memory and the memory slot.


Instructions for putting back the keyboard

Step 5. First align the bottom tabs on the keyboard while holding the keyboard at a 45 degree angle. Once the keyboard slots are in begin putting down the keyboard until it clicks into place. Give a good push on each of the tabs at the top of the keyboard to make sure it has locked itself in place. If you want you can follow step one and lock your keyboard into place.

Pat yourself on the back for a job well done! Enjoy your new speed when accessing files and running applications.

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