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Someone managed to snap off the screw heads which holds the latch. Your image is a bit hard to see things clearly, it’s'''it’s also possible you are just missing the screws.screws.''' I’ve see this a few times in the Mac Pro systems as well.
Someone managed to snap off the screw heads which holds the latch. Your image is a bit hard to see things clearly, it’s'''it’s also possible you are just missing the screws.screws.''' I’ve see this a few times in the Mac Pro systems as well.
 
[image|1803625]
 
Here’s what it should look like
 
[image|1803626]
 
Often I find these have a thread sealer on them so its not easy to get the threaded piece out. See if you can apply a dremel tool with a very small and thin cutter to cut in a slot into the screw. The other option is getting a left hand drill to ease out the core via drilling in the middle the drill might catch and unscrew the core.
 
Finding a replacement latch will take some doing and you’ll still need to find the needed flathead screws that hold it on.
 
I found this one listed which is the complete setup: [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PowerMac-G5-Case-Latch-Lever-Lock-/173030830724|PowerMac G5 Case Latch Lever + Lock]

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Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Someone managed to snap off the screw heads which holds the latch. Your image is a bit hard to see things clearly, it’s also possible you are just missing the screws. I’ve see this a few times in the Mac Pro systems as well.
Someone managed to snap off the screw heads which holds the latch. Your image is a bit hard to see things clearly, it’s also possible you are just missing the screws. I’ve see this a few times in the Mac Pro systems as well.
 
[image|1803625]
 
Here’s what it should look like
 
[image|1803626]
 
Often I find these have a thread sealer on them so its not easy to get the threaded piece out. See if you can apply a dremel tool with a very small and thin cutter to cut in a slot into the screw. The other option is getting a left hand drill to ease out the core via drilling in the middle the drill might catch and unscrew the core. Your image is a bit hard to see things clearly, its possible you are just missing the screws
Often I find these have a thread sealer on them so its not easy to get the threaded piece out. See if you can apply a dremel tool with a very small and thin cutter to cut in a slot into the screw. The other option is getting a left hand drill to ease out the core via drilling in the middle the drill might catch and unscrew the core. Your image is a bit hard to see things clearly, its possible you are just missing the screws
 
Finding a replacement latch will take some doing and you’ll still need to find the needed flathead screws that hold it on.
 
I found this one listed which is the complete setup: [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PowerMac-G5-Case-Latch-Lever-Lock-/173030830724|PowerMac G5 Case Latch Lever + Lock]

Status:

open

Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Someone managed to snap off the screw heads which holds the latch. I’ve see this a few times in the Mac Pro systems as well.
 
[image|1803625]
 
Here’s what it should look like
 
[image|1803626]
 
Often I find these have a thread sealer on them so its not easy to get the threaded piece out. See if you can apply a dremel tool with a very small and thin cutter to cut in a slot into the screw. The other option is getting a left hand drill to ease out the core via drilling in the middle the drill might catch and unscrew the core. Your image is a bit hard to see things clearly, its possible you are just missing the screws
Often I find these have a thread sealer on them so its not easy to get the threaded piece out. See if you can apply a dremel tool with a very small and thin cutter to cut in a slot into the screw. The other option is getting a left hand drill to ease out the core via drilling in the middle the drill might catch and unscrew the core. Your image is a bit hard to see things clearly, its possible you are just missing the screws
 
Finding a replacement latch will take some doing and you’ll still need to find the needed flathead screws that hold it on.
 
I found this one listed which is the complete setup: [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PowerMac-G5-Case-Latch-Lever-Lock-/173030830724|PowerMac G5 Case Latch Lever + Lock]

Status:

open

Edit by: Dan ,

Text:

Someone managed to snap off the screw heads which holds the latch. I’ve see this a few times in the Mac Pro systems as well.
 
[image|1803625]
 
Here’s what it should look like
 
[image|1803626]
 
Often I find these have a thread sealer on them so its not easy to get the threaded piece out. See if you can apply a dremel tool with a very small and thin cutter to cut in a slot into the screw. The other option is getting a left hand drill to ease out the core via drilling in the middle the drill might catch and unscrew the core.
 
Finding a replacement latch will take some doing and you’ll still need to find the needed flathead screws that hold it on Ion.

I
found this one listedlisted which is the complete setup: [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PowerMac-G5-Case-Latch-Lever-Lock-/173030830724|PowerMac G5 Case Latch Lever + Lock]
Finding a replacement latch will take some doing and you’ll still need to find the needed flathead screws that hold it on Ion.

I
found this one listedlisted which is the complete setup: [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PowerMac-G5-Case-Latch-Lever-Lock-/173030830724|PowerMac G5 Case Latch Lever + Lock]

Status:

open

Original post by: Dan ,

Text:

Someone managed to snap off the screw heads which holds the latch. I’ve see this a few times in the Mac Pro systems as well.

[image|1803625]

Here’s what it should look like

[image|1803626]

Often I find these have a thread sealer on them so its not easy to get the threaded piece out. See if you can apply a dremel tool with a very small and thin cutter to cut in a slot into the screw. The other option is getting a left hand drill to ease out the core via drilling in the middle the drill might catch and unscrew the core.

Finding a replacement latch will take some doing and you’ll still need to find the needed flathead screws that hold it on I found this one listed: [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PowerMac-G5-Case-Latch-Lever-Lock-/173030830724|PowerMac G5 Case Latch Lever + Lock]

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