I got a RAM upgrade for my 500MHz Dual USB iBook. The new, 512MB module is thicker than the old 256MB one. It fits, but the keyboard will not lay flat unless I remove the RAM shield.
I've run the iBook for a little while without the RAM shield and it seems fine. The Airport card is snug, and there's nothing contacting anything between Airport card, RAM, and underside of keyboard that looks like it could short anything out. I've jostled the iBook while typing on it, pounded on the keys pretty hard, typed with it on my lap at an angle, and checked the Airport reception strength. All seems well.
So is there any reason I can't just leave the RAM shield out permanently? If necessary I could try to mod the RAM shield by cutting away part of it - but I'd rather just leave it out if it won't do any harm.
TIA for any input/advice.