Introduction

How to remove the processor from the logic board.

  1. Pull on outer latch. Lower door until it is level with your work surface.
    • Pull on outer latch.

    • Lower door until it is level with your work surface.

    • Before working on the computer make sure it is not plugged into a power supply, then touch a metal object. This discharges static electricity, which could damage the computer.

  2. Use the spudger to pry the clips horizontally off of the heat sink. Fully remove the clips by lifting upwards.
    • Use the spudger to pry the clips horizontally off of the heat sink.

    • Fully remove the clips by lifting upwards.

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  4. Remove the heat sink by pulling upwards, off of the logic board.
    • Remove the heat sink by pulling upwards, off of the logic board.

  5. Remove the 3 screws attaching the processor to the logic board using the Phillips #2 screwdriver. Remove processor by pulling vertically upwards.
    • Remove the 3 screws attaching the processor to the logic board using the Phillips #2 screwdriver.

    • Remove processor by pulling vertically upwards.

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2 Comments

anyone still sell the replacement processor?

Joseph Cole - Reply

Anyone who has upgraded their CPU’s manage to flash from MacPro1,1 to MacPro2,1? And If so How?

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