Power Mac G5 CD-ROM Drive Replacement
Replace the CD-ROM drive.
- Author: Jessica Chaidez
- Time estimate: 10 minutes
- Difficulty: Very easy
Use this guide to replace the CD-ROM drive in your Power Mac G5.
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To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.
To avoid being shocked, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.
Lift the tab to unlock the side panel.
The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.
Detach the first cable from the CD-ROM drive.
Detach the second cable from the CD-ROM drive.
On some models, the IDE cable is stuck to the top of the CD-ROM with foam tape. It is easier to unplug the IDE connector from the motherboard, and de-route the IDE cable as you remove the drive.