Power Mac G5 Graphics Card Replacement

These next steps will guide you to correctly installing the graphics card in your computer.

Edit Step 1 Side Panel  ¶ 

Image 1/1: 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.

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  ¶ 

Image 1/1:

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  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 5 Graphics Card  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Locate the graphics card in the desktop.

Edit Step 5 Graphics Card  ¶ 

  • Locate the graphics card in the desktop.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Using a Phillips # 1 screw driver, unscrew the screw right next to the graphics card.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Using a Phillips # 1 screw driver, unscrew the screw right next to the graphics card.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Last thing to do is to gently shake the card out of it's slot by pulling it straight out.  (If  the card does not come out easily, don't force it. You need to release a latch on the logic board behind the AGP connector while pulling out the video card.)

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Last thing to do is to gently shake the card out of it's slot by pulling it straight out. (If the card does not come out easily, don't force it. You need to release a latch on the logic board behind the AGP connector while pulling out the video card.)

Conclusion

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

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I don't see why you'd need to remove the plastic cover

Petteri - Reply

Fix THIS, Ifixit: Months after writing the above comment on another guide page entirely, where I already tried in vain to remove multiplies of it, I come to check something on this site and discover the same comment has spread to any guides that actually do require removing the plastic cover! And apparently there's just no way to remove them! :D Ifix my reputation! How's it possible one's comment can multiply and spread like this on this site, like a virus...

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