Power Mac G5 Memory 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 demonstrate how to remove, or add memory to your computer.

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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 Front Fan Assembly  ¶ 

  • Locate the front fan assembly.

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

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Edit Step 7 Memory  ¶ 

  • Locate the Memory on the Apple G5.

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  • Pull the ejector pins away from the memory edges.

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • After the pin ejectors have been unlocked, carefully pull the memory card outwards.

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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Major thing to note, you must install RAM in pairs. You can't just install one card on the top and not one on the bottom. Pairs start from the center and move outwards.

Red Rabbit 90, · Reply

When installing new memory, note the orientation of the notch in the row of pins - about two fifths from the front of the computer - in relation to the matching ridge in the slots.

edgroupinc, · Reply

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