Power Mac G5 Front Fan Assembly Replacement

Replace the front fan assembly.

  • Author: Adam
  • Time estimate: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Very easy

Use this guide to replace the front fan assembly on your Power Mac G5.

Sections

Edit Step 1 Side Panel  ¶ 

Image 1/1: To avoid being shocked, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.

Edit Step 1 Side Panel  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove all the cables, including the power cables before opening the unit.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/2: The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.

Edit Step 5 Front Fan Assembly  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5 Front Fan Assembly  ¶ 

  • Locate the front fan assembly.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Pull the fan assembly out; it should slide out easily.

Conclusion

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

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