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Step 1 — Open the Case
To open the Mac Pro, you'll have to lift the clip on the back of the case
Step 2 — Lift the lateral flap
Having the flap in the high position, the panel should separate from the box without force
Step 3 — Remove the hard drives
You then have to remove the hard drives. It is simple: pull them towards you with a bit of force.
Step 4 — Remove the DVD drives
Very simple, pull the DVD drives towards you, it should come out with a little force.
Step 5 — Remove the board
Press both latches to unlock the bracket
Step 6 — Disconnect the GPU
Remove the 6 pins or 8 pins connector from your graphics card
Step 7 — Disconnect the GPU power supply ( Optional )
On the power support there is a button, press it and you can move the power supply to the left (see picture)
Step 8 — Disconnect GPU support ( optional)
Disconnect the PCI-e cables from the motherboard
Step 9 — Take out the PCI-e fan
With a screwdriver unscrew the two screws that hold the fan bracket to the board
Step 10 — Disconnect the SATA Cables
Behind the fan bracket there are 2 SATA cables, a 4 pin mini power supply and a 4 pin fan
Step 11 — Unscrew CPU support
With a H3.0 screwdriver, unscrew the screws on the bottom of the bracket (photo 2)
Step 12 — Remove the CPU Fan
Remove the clip at the top of the fan
Step 13 — Remove the CPU Fan
Similar to the top remove the clip at the bottom and pull out the fan.
Step 14 — Disconnect Fan and Speakers
Disconnect the 2 x 4pin fan cables and the 1 x 2 pin speaker cable
Step 15 — Remove the CPU Support
Pull the CPU support towards you
Step 16 — Remove the expansion card connector
Remove the ribbon that connects the motherboard to the expansion card (USB, Jack, Power Off etc.)
Step 17 — Remove the expansion card
Unscrew the 6 screws that hold the card in place.
Step 18 — Remove the cover
unscrew the two screws and remove the cover
Step 19 — Unplug the power supply
Push on both knobs to remove the power connector
Step 20 — Separate the power supply
Unscrew the 4 screws that hold in the power supply
Step 21 — Remove the power supply
Pull the power supply towards you.
Step 22 — Detach the bluetooth antenna
Unclip the bluetooth antenna
Step 23 — Remove the mother board
Unscrew the 10 screws holding in the motherboard
Step 24 — Change the case
Follow the steps in reverse to resemble.
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