PowerBook G4 screen latch fix

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Here’s a cool solution to a pretty common problem with Apple laptops that use a “latch”. I’m sure you’ve seen the little hook on the PowerBook G4 get broken off making it tough to keep the unit closed and asleep. I’ve seen folks use rubber bands to keep the lid closed, but they sometimes don’t hold the top case close enough (without movement) to keep the unit asleep when it’s in your bag or backpack.
One of our customers came up with this solution for his Mac Laptop. He used two stick on Velcro squares and a free Velcro wire tie to hook the Velcro on the top and bottom of the case together. I asked him if I could take a picture and post it because I thought it was pretty cool solution.


1 thoughts on “PowerBook G4 screen latch fix

  1. Jason Bush says:

    This is a good idea. I usually pull a latch off a dead unit and replace them. It’s held together with one tiny screw and some adhesive.

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