Introduction

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

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. 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 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 burned, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.

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

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    • 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.

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

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    • Locate the front fan assembly.

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

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Conclusion

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

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