Power Mac G5 Top Left Cooling Fan Unit Replacement

These steps will show you how to install the top left cooling fan unit.

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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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 Top Left Cooling Fan Unit  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Locate the top left cooling fan unit.

Edit Step 5 Top Left Cooling Fan Unit  ¶ 

  • Locate the top left cooling fan unit.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Pull the fan straight out from its slot. You will need to remove two cables from the motherboard.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Pull the fan straight out from its slot. You will need to remove two cables from the motherboard.

    • It may be easier to reach the cables if you remove the PCI guide (next to the fan unit) first.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/1: After pulling out the fan unit, the area should look like this.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • After pulling out the fan unit, the area should look like this.

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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