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Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement

What you need

  1. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement, Power Supply Cooling Fan: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 6.4 mm Phillips screws on each side of the device's casing.

  2. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 6.5 mm Phillips screws on the back of the device casing.

  3. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Grip the front panel in one hand and the back of the casing in the other. Pull the casing back, and slide it up and away from the inner box.

  4. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • To replace the back cooling fan, grip the ribbon connector at slot M10 and remove by gently pulling upward.

  5. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 6.5 mm Phillips mounting screws at the back of the device.

  6. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Grip the frame of the cooling fan and slide away from the back wall until the tabs are no longer in the holes of the casing.

    • Lift the cooling fan out of the device.

  7. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • To remove the optical drive cooling fan, grip the ribbon connector at M11 and gently remove by pulling away for the slot.

  8. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the latch on the ribbon connector upward to allow for cable removal.

    • Grip the ribbon cable and remove by gently pulling away from the unlatched connector.

  9. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 6.4 mm Phillips mounting screws on the optical drive cooling fan.

  10. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Grip the frame of the cooling fan and slide it toward the front panel, then lift out of the device.

  11. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug ribbon cables D4 and D5. To unplug D4, flip the gate up and pull the ribbon away.

  12. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove four 1/4th inch Phillips screws on the back of the casing.

    • Unscrew and remove the nut from the threaded connector.

  13. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 2 Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • The optical drive is still connected by a cable on its bottom side, lift the drive upwards only slightly when first removing from the casing.

    • Pull the optical drive toward the interior of the device and then lift upwards, then pull to remove the cord on the bottom left corner before removing the drive completely.

  14. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Unplug connectors at M1, M4, M7, M8, M9 by gently pulling upward.

    • Remove all 3/8 inch Phillips screws connecting motherboard to casing.

  15. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the five 1/4 inch Phillips screws and two 1/8 inch Phillips screws on the back of the casing.

    • Unscrew and remove nut from threaded connector.

  16. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Remove four 1/2 inch screws using a nutdriver.

  17. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Pinch the securing tabs and lift the motherboard toward the interior of the device to remove it.

  18. Pioneer Elite PRO-RO6U Motherboard Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Pull it toward the interior of the device and lift it away.

Conclusion

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

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