Power Mac G5 Front Fan Assembly Replacement

Student-Created Guide

Student-Created Guide

An awesome student from our education program made this guide. It is not managed by iFixit staff.

  • Author: Adam
  • Time required: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Very easy

These steps will guide you on replacing the front fan assembly.

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Edit Step 1 Side Panel  ¶ 

  • To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.

  • To avoid being shocked, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove all the cables, including the power cables before opening the unit.

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Lift the tab to unlock the side panel.

  • The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.

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Edit Step 5 Front Fan Assembly  ¶ 

  • Locate the front fan assembly.

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Pull the fan assembly out; it should slide out easily.

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

For more information, check out the Power Mac G5 device page.

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