Power Mac G4 Cube Hard drive Replacement

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Installing Hard drive.

Installing the hard drive involves removing the outer case before actual installation.

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Edit Step 1 Outer Case  ¶ 

  • Release the back handle of the PowerMac. Slowly pull out the cube by holding the end of the handle. Watch for any parts that may become entangled with the outer case.

  • Push back the handle after you have taken the core out of the case.

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  • Place the cube upside down and remove the four screws on the front plate. Then remove the two screws on each side.

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  • Slowly lift the plate off the cube and disconnect the power cord.

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  • Remove the four pillars from each corner.

  • The pillars should come out fairly easily.

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Edit Step 5 Hard drive  ¶ 

  • Lift Airport slot.

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  • Remove the power cord from the hard drive.

  • Remove the IDE cable from the hard drive.

  • Grip the sides of the hard drive and slowly pull outward.

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the three top screws of the hard drive and slide the hard drive out.

  • Insert new hard drive.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the Power Mac G4 Cube device page.

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If the Cube has an Airport card installed, it must be removed. This can be accomplished by disconnecting its antenna, and pulling gently on the clear plastic tab on its end. The bracket it is contained in must be unlatched from the frame and rotated out of the way to get to the two optical drive mounting screws beneath it.

olearydq, · Reply

There is a ribbed cooling plate attached to the hard drive that must be removed before step 7.

isitism, · Reply

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