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    Keyboard Problem
    Im trying to remove the keyboard and last time I opened it to look I must have turned the Num Lock light to much and now I cant figure out how to get it to unlock. If I keep turning a way will it eventual come unlocked?

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    Jefe3223
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    give us some specs on your computer (what kind, and what you did exactly)

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    Its the new 1.33Ghz Ibook G4 and I just want to remove the keyboard. Last time I was just looking under the keyboard to see where I would have to go if I wanted to upgrade the ram. Well when I locked the keyboard in place by turning the little screw in the middle (also the num lock light) I must of turned it more because I can't figure out how much to turn it to get it to unlock the keyboard.

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    Jefe3223
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    well I'll be danged, i never knew there was a little screw there. I've always just popped mine off. I assume you've tried screwing it the opposite direction?

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    you should be able to see the locking mechanism with a flash lihgt, and if you are blind like i am you will need a magnifying glass. turn the screw counter clock wise until you see the lock mechanism move in to the unlock position. hope that helps

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    Jefe3223
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    good cover, F.F.

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    mangoSharingan
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    If you look very closely in the gap above the lock, you should see a piece of plastic (transparent I think) if it is locked, and if otherwise, then it's unlocked. The screwdriver position should be set horizontally as well. I don't think it's a screw and turning it either way won't matter since I think it's just a piece of plastic underneath there pinned down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoSharingan
    If you look very closely in the gap above the lock, you should see a piece of plastic (transparent I think) if it is locked, and if otherwise, then it's unlocked. The screwdriver position should be set horizontally as well. I don't think it's a screw and turning it either way won't matter since I think it's just a piece of plastic underneath there pinned down.
    thanks for the follow up, that is exactly what i meant, just didnt have the words.

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    Yeah just turn it a quarter in either direction and it should 'unlock'.

    Then pull both tabs towards yourself and carefully lift up...

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    It only requires a half turn to lock or unlock. Locked or unlocked the slot with be horizontal. If it's locked, turn it a half turn. If it's still locked then something else is catching or the lock mechanism is broke.

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