Instructions for replacing PBG4 12" bottom case?

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iFixit has instructions for replacing the upper case, but they seem to have neglected to provide information on the lower case. Does anyone know of any instructions for this?

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You pretty much have to gut the machine ...

The bottom case of the 12" PowerBook, unlike in the iBook, doubles as the frame that holds everything together. To replace it, you pretty much have to remove everything -- drives, fan & heatsink, logic board, display assembly. Not a fun job. Ask me how I know.

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So....how do you know? :D

So....how do you know? Laughing out loud

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I work in a Mac repair shop ...

I work in a third-party Mac repair shop in Des Moines, and we get to experience the thrill of gutting iBooks and PowerBooks almost every day ... Tongue

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Dozens of Macs; a handful of PCs; Apple ][e, ][c and ][gs; a few iPods; lots of parts
17 guitars, 2 baritone guitars, alto guitar, 6 bass guitars, bajo sexto, 3 ukuleles, mandolin, banjo, sitar
3/4 scale upright bass, 4pc drum kit, congas, travel congas, bongos, cajon, cabasa, 12 harmonicas
http://www.cwsmith.fmhttp://www.facebook.com/cwsmith2620

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hmm...how much would you guys

hmm...how much would you guys charge to gut my PB? I already bought the replacement bottom case. I just need it serviced.

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Not sure about the forum rules on this ...

I've sent you a private message to answer your question. I don't want to get in trouble for discussing business transactions (or proposals) in the forums.

My contact information is in the message. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Dozens of Macs; a handful of PCs; Apple ][e, ][c and ][gs; a few iPods; lots of parts
17 guitars, 2 baritone guitars, alto guitar, 6 bass guitars, bajo sexto, 3 ukuleles, mandolin, banjo, sitar
3/4 scale upright bass, 4pc drum kit, congas, travel congas, bongos, cajon, cabasa, 12 harmonicas
http://www.cwsmith.fmhttp://www.facebook.com/cwsmith2620