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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Apple DVI to ADC Adapter, use our service manual.

  1. Turn the device upside down where the information is stated Carefully peel the sticker using a screwdriver from an edge This will reveal two Philips Screws
    • Turn the device upside down where the information is stated

    • Carefully peel the sticker using a screwdriver from an edge

    • This will reveal two Philips Screws

  2. Start opening from the cable side, because there are plastic clips that hold the casing together on the other side Carefully lift the side like a hinge and the clips should unclip themselves Carefully lift the side like a hinge and the clips should unclip themselves
    • Start opening from the cable side, because there are plastic clips that hold the casing together on the other side

    • Carefully lift the side like a hinge and the clips should unclip themselves

  3. Remove all four screws on the edges of the PSU, remove the shielding tape for the last one. Be careful not to pull the PSU too much, there is a connection to it to the logic board. Carefully peel the shielding tape to release the PSU from it's place
    • Remove all four screws on the edges of the PSU, remove the shielding tape for the last one.

    • Be careful not to pull the PSU too much, there is a connection to it to the logic board.

    • Carefully peel the shielding tape to release the PSU from it's place

  4. Pull the shield towards the cable side and it should pop open. (Some force is required) Disconnect the PSU connector PSU is free
    • Pull the shield towards the cable side and it should pop open. (Some force is required)

    • Disconnect the PSU connector

    • PSU is free

  5. Unscrew the logic board and pull it out
    • Unscrew the logic board and pull it out

alienozi

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Great teardown and history lesson! I didn’t know what ADC was—a proprietary Apple interpretation of DVI. Apple hasn’t changed a bit, for better or worse. The world is a better place for it though :)

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