Whoo hoo! My PowerBook's fixed!
My parts came in yesterday, so I took apart my laptop today to swap out the top and bottom plastics. Now that I’m speaking from experience, I’ll just say this: Kids, don’t try this at home. If you do not have access to the Apple service manuals or do not have the money to spend on getting a completely new one, take it to the shop. Trust me.
One nice thing: the top half came with new speakers. You can tell. 🙂
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