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Disassembling Power Mac G5 Motherboard

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This is a step by step guide.

  • Autor: Michal
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 30 - 40 Minuten
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Moderat

I will teach you how to replace the motherboard

Schritt 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

Place your g5 on a suitable surface Take out the power lead Prepare two screw drivers; T10 and Phillips (T15 may be used in some instances)

Schritt 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Place your g5 on a suitable surface

  • Take out the power lead

  • Prepare two screw drivers; T10 and Phillips (T15 may be used in some instances)

  • Open the case by pulling the lock

  • Take out the plastic cover

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Remove the major fan located on the left side of the processor

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the major fan located on the left side of the processor

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Locate a small fan containing a speaker on the upper left corner of the motherboard. Pull it carefully

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Locate a small fan containing a speaker on the upper left corner of the motherboard.

  • Pull it carefully

  • There are two connections, which are needed to be disconnected (second image)

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Remove the graphics card Remove RAM

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the graphics card

  • Remove RAM

Schritt 5  ¶ 

Step 5 is about removing the cover which protects the processor from any outside damage The cover is attached to four pins. In order to remove the cover, it has to be pulled towards the left. CAUTION: There may be a plastic (rubber) pin (see Image 2), which was put in place for guarantee purposes, therefore before sliding the panel, you should locate and remove this pin

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • Step 5 is about removing the cover which protects the processor from any outside damage

  • The cover is attached to four pins. In order to remove the cover, it has to be pulled towards the left.

  • CAUTION: There may be a plastic (rubber) pin (see Image 2), which was put in place for guarantee purposes, therefore before sliding the panel, you should locate and remove this pin

  • It can also be pushed from the inside (by lifting the bottom of the cover first) (see image 3)

Schritt 6  ¶ 

The next two steps will demonstrate  how to remove the processor It should look like this (image 1) when the cover has been removed. Remove 8 screws shown on Image 2 and 3 (use T10 and T15 screw drivers)

Schritt 6  ¶ 

  • The next two steps will demonstrate how to remove the processor

  • It should look like this (image 1) when the cover has been removed.

  • Remove 8 screws shown on Image 2 and 3 (use T10 and T15 screw drivers)

  • The processor should now come out

Schritt 7  ¶ 

Disconnect the cable connected to the processor Locate the side fan (right wall), push the pins and pull the fan Disconnect the fan cable (red square) and the rest of yellows if possible

Schritt 7  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the cable connected to the processor

  • Locate the side fan (right wall), push the pins and pull the fan

  • Disconnect the fan cable (red square) and the rest of yellows if possible

Schritt 8  ¶ 

Unscrew two phillips screws located on the bottom power supply cover Remove the bottom screws which held the processor in place (four in total). This will help to take the cover out without damaging the motherboard Remove the bottom screws which held the processor in place (four in total). This will help to take the cover out without damaging the motherboard

Schritt 8  ¶ 

  • Unscrew two phillips screws located on the bottom power supply cover

  • Remove the bottom screws which held the processor in place (four in total). This will help to take the cover out without damaging the motherboard

Schritt 9  ¶ 

The cover should now come out. It will require some bending and pay attention to the motherboard while performing this task. Remove the connectors (as shown on image 2 and 3) Remove the connectors (as shown on image 2 and 3)

Schritt 9  ¶ 

  • The cover should now come out. It will require some bending and pay attention to the motherboard while performing this task.

  • Remove the connectors (as shown on image 2 and 3)

Schritt 10  ¶ 

Locate four phillips screws on the bottom of the g5 Remove them and pull the Power Supply. Disconnect the connector from the power supply (image 3, hdd lead)

Schritt 10  ¶ 

  • Locate four phillips screws on the bottom of the g5

  • Remove them and pull the Power Supply.

  • Disconnect the connector from the power supply (image 3, hdd lead)

Schritt 11  ¶ 

Remove Red and Yellow marked screws The Red are small black screws shown on the second image The processor holding screws are marked as yellow and have to be removed

Schritt 11  ¶ 

  • Remove Red and Yellow marked screws

  • The Red are small black screws shown on the second image

  • The processor holding screws are marked as yellow and have to be removed

  • Green- pins which hold the motherboard in place

  • In order to remove the motherboard, pull it (as shown on the third image) It should now slide on the pins which are marked as green.

Schritt 12  ¶ 

The motherboard should now come out freely Hope you enjoyed it, Michal Scrumpymacs

Schritt 12  ¶ 

  • The motherboard should now come out freely

  • Hope you enjoyed it, Michal Scrumpymacs