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Power Mac G4 Cube Optical Drive Replacement

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  1. Power Mac G4 Cube Optical Drive Replacement, Outer Case: step 1, image 1 of 3 Power Mac G4 Cube Optical Drive Replacement, Outer Case: step 1, image 2 of 3 Power Mac G4 Cube Optical Drive Replacement, Outer Case: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Release the back handle of the PowerMac. Slowly pull out the cube by holding the end of the handle. Watch for any parts that may become entangled with the outer case.

    • Push back the handle after you have taken the core out of the case.

  2. Power Mac G4 Cube Optical Drive Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Power Mac G4 Cube Optical Drive Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Place the cube upside down and remove the four T10 Torx screws on the front plate. Then remove the two screws on each side.

  3. Power Mac G4 Cube Optical Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Slowly lift the plate off the cube and disconnect the power cord.

  4. Power Mac G4 Cube Optical Drive Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four pillars from each corner.

    • The pillars should come out fairly easily.

  5. Power Mac G4 Cube Optical Drive Replacement, Optical Drive: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove a total of four screws on the sides of the optical drive.

  6. Power Mac G4 Cube Optical Drive Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Slowly lift up the optical drive and remove the IDE cable.

    • Remove the power cable.

Conclusion

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

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