The PowerMac G5 is a desktop computer first produced in 2003 by the Apple Corporation. This guide will review the repair process of an Apple PowerMac G5 model number A1047 EMC 2061 from 2004. It was discontinued in 2006 as part of the Intel switch first to developers then consumers.

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Need to swap out the dvd power cable

Has anyone done this?

The power cable is in the top area at the back of the bay next to the plastic hard drive bay holder

The power lead goes into a grey round holder

any help appreciated

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I have taken two of these apart and installed new logic board. When trying to move stuff around I found if you take the attaching screws off the grey drive housing you can feed the DVD power cable out. ( just remove the screws not the grey brackets) Be sure practice safe Static Charge discipline. (don't Zap it)

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I looked at mine and the cable runs past the grey holder and under the motherboard right where the SATA cable plugs into the motherboard. Consider putting a new tip on the old cable, the connectors used to just push into the plug.

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Here's a URL for the service manual for the G5. Maybe you can find the answers you need there. Ralph

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