Power Mac G5 Hard Drive Replacement

Student-Created Guide

Student-Created Guide

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

These steps will show you how to properly replace your hard drive on your Apple G5 Desktop.

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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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  • 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 Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Locate hard drive on the top right-hand corner of the desktop.

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  • Rotate up plastic tab labeled "B" on the right hand side of hard drive.

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  • Detach both cables from the hard drive.

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Pull out the hard drive out.

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • After hard drive is out, the space should look like this.

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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