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Mac Pro Early 2009 Teardown

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Mac Pro Early 2009 8 Core.

Step 1 Mac Pro Early 2009 Teardown  ¶ 

I took the Mac Pro Apart.

Step 1 Mac Pro Early 2009 Teardown  ¶ 

  • I took the Mac Pro Apart.

Step 2  ¶ 

added the PSU

Step 2  ¶ 

  • added the PSU

Step 3  ¶ 

added the backplane board

Step 3  ¶ 

  • added the backplane board

Step 4  ¶ 

Front Panel Board

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Front Panel Board

Step 5  ¶ 

Here you can see the LEDs of the Mac Pros, and the DIAG_LED bottom

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Here you can see the LEDs of the Mac Pros, and the DIAG_LED bottom

Step 6  ¶ 

The front panel board to backplane board cable

Step 6  ¶ 

  • The front panel board to backplane board cable

Step 7  ¶ 

another view of the front panel board

Step 7  ¶ 

  • another view of the front panel board

Step 8  ¶ 

Another view of the backplane board

Step 8  ¶ 

  • Another view of the backplane board

Step 9  ¶ 

BackPlane Board and frontPanel Board linked by FrontPanel Board to BackPlane Board cable

Step 9  ¶ 

  • BackPlane Board and frontPanel Board linked by FrontPanel Board to BackPlane Board cable

Step 10  ¶ 

Bluetooth antenna connected to the card on the Backplane board. One needs to be careful because if not connected the Antenna needs to be attached in order not to short-circuit the backpanel board.

Step 10  ¶ 

  • Bluetooth antenna connected to the card on the Backplane board. One needs to be careful because if not connected the Antenna needs to be attached in order not to short-circuit the backpanel board.

Step 11  ¶ 

A view of the PCI Slots on the Mac Pro Early 2009

Step 11  ¶ 

  • A view of the PCI Slots on the Mac Pro Early 2009

Step 12  ¶ 

Optical Drive Cables on BackPlane Board.

Step 12  ¶ 

  • Optical Drive Cables on BackPlane Board.

Step 13  ¶ 

A view of the power button that needs to be connected on the front panel board.

Step 13  ¶ 

  • A view of the power button that needs to be connected on the front panel board.

Step 14  ¶ 

Processor Cage

Step 14  ¶ 

  • Processor Cage

Step 15  ¶ 

Left Fan in processor cage with speaker.

Step 15  ¶ 

  • Left Fan in processor cage with speaker.

Step 16  ¶ 

right fan in processor cage. Remember, two clips to take the a fan apart. Top and Bottom.

Step 16  ¶ 

  • right fan in processor cage. Remember, two clips to take the a fan apart. Top and Bottom.

Step 17  ¶ 

Unit with, PSU, BackPlane Board, Front Panel Board.

Step 17  ¶ 

  • Unit with, PSU, BackPlane Board, Front Panel Board.

Step 18  ¶ 

Small parts that cover the PSU and Super Drive cables.

Step 18  ¶ 

  • Small parts that cover the PSU and Super Drive cables.

Step 19  ¶ 

Processor heatsinks 8 Core

Step 19  ¶ 

  • Processor heatsinks 8 Core

Step 20  ¶ 

Processor Heatsink 4 core

Step 20  ¶ 

  • Processor Heatsink 4 core

Step 21  ¶ 

We can really see the difference between the 8 core and 4 core.

Step 21  ¶ 

  • We can really see the difference between the 8 core and 4 core.

Step 22  ¶ 

Processor Cage & Left and right Speakers.

Step 22  ¶ 

  • Processor Cage & Left and right Speakers.

Step 23  ¶ 

A nice view of processor board 8 core.

Step 23  ¶ 

  • A nice view of processor board 8 core.

Step 24  ¶ 

CPU B of the processor Board.

Step 24  ¶ 

  • CPU B of the processor Board.

Step 25  ¶ 

CPU A of Processor Board.

Step 25  ¶ 

  • CPU A of Processor Board.

Step 26  ¶ 

Processor & HeatSink

Step 26  ¶ 

  • Processor & HeatSink

Step 27  ¶ 

RAID Card for Mac Pro Early 2009

Step 27  ¶ 

  • RAID Card for Mac Pro Early 2009

Step 28  ¶ 

Graphic Card

Step 28  ¶ 

  • Graphic Card

Step 29  ¶ 

Fibre Channel Card

Step 29  ¶ 

  • Fibre Channel Card

Step 30  ¶ 

Finally the machine is rebuilt

Step 30  ¶ 

  • Finally the machine is rebuilt