This is an official Powerbookmedic.com take-apart guide for the Mac Pro.

TyG

2 months ago
Good video. But you stopped short of removing the PSU fan. This is the part I am trying to replace. It has black rubber plugs in the 4 corners that seem very difficult to remove. I don't want to break them. Any help would be appreciated.

TyG

2 months ago
@Chris - Did you ever find out how to remove and replace the PSU fan in your Mac Pro?

Ty

2 months ago
@Chris - Not a stupid question. I am trying to replace mine too. This looks to be the hardest, least explained part to replace on these Mac Pros. I'm pulling my hair out.

Chris

11 months ago
May be a stupid question but does anyone know how to remove the psu fan it's held in by black rubber catches but I don't wormy to break them just to take out the fan. Any help would be great

Chris

11 months ago
May be a stupid question but does anyone know how to remove the psu fan it's held in by black rubber catches but I don't wormy to break them just to take out the fan. Any help would be great

Nile Ridgeman

1 year ago
There's a second screw on my 3,1 2008 8x2.8: at the very bottom of the fan unit at the corner nearest the heart shield. Easy to remove, difficult to put back, but once it and the black one on the board are out it's super easy. I can see why you have to pull the graphics card to pull the heat shield, but no idea why they have the memory unit loosened. Heat shield is held on by magnets BTW.

Grin

3 years ago
...whew...ok found that too. If i can upload a pict i will.

Grin

3 years ago
Thanks! I did find that...now what I'm struggling with is that it DOES look like my fan cage doesn't pull right out either. I removed the one black screw I could see (top right corner if fans are facing left) is there a second screw?

Powerbook Medic

3 years ago
@Grin - it depends exactly which model you have, but it is usually on the front side of the logic board under the 2nd hard drive bay.

Grin

3 years ago
Where is the install for Airport Extreme card? It looked like there was one, but can't find it! Am I missing it?

MC Lau

3 years ago
in this video dismantle seems very simple. but it wasnt really easy to dismantle... lucky there is such video.. otherwise i wont be able to dismantle it at all !!! thanks

Paul

3 years ago
@ 1' 39" It is most definitely not a TORX 15, not a 20 either, so either a 16, 17, 18 or 19

Keith Walter

4 years ago
The fan unit doesn't just pull out - there are two screws holding it in! Also the memory cage is easier to get out if you pull the fan into the cage first

Anthony

4 years ago
First time upgrading a mac, this video was beyond amazing! Thank You!

Gary Cotterill

5 years ago
This video is the only one that truly helped me in finding out the location of the two e-sata ports and how to get to them.. It is not intuitive that the plastic fan unit just pulls out and your video showed how simple it is. Thanks for this great video. The only thing that would make it better is a slow scan of the mother board showing locations of all ports and modules.. THANKS..

Kieran

5 years ago
My dream is to buy all the parts for one then build a Mac Pro myself, it would cost more but would be a amazing taks thanks for the videos

miguel

5 years ago
Thanks. Very usefull to me.
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