Introduction

Mac Pro Early 2009 8 Core.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Mac Pro First Generation, use our service manual.

I took the Mac Pro Apart.
  • I took the Mac Pro Apart.

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added the PSU
  • added the PSU

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added the backplane board
  • added the backplane board

I believe the image in step 3 is the graphics card and not the backplane.

tpisellijr - Reply

yeah this is the graphics card.

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Front Panel Board
  • Front Panel Board

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

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The front panel board to backplane board cable
  • The front panel board to backplane board cable

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another view of the front panel board
  • another view of the front panel board

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Another view of the backplane board
  • Another view of the backplane board

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

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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.
  • 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.

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

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Optical Drive Cables on BackPlane Board.
  • Optical Drive Cables on BackPlane Board.

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

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Processor Cage
  • Processor Cage

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Left Fan in processor cage with speaker.
  • Left Fan in processor cage with speaker.

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

What size are the fans?

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

At this point, will it start power up? with only PSU and Boards.

I'm trying to troubleshoot 2010 PSU/Processor issue.

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

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Processor heatsinks 8 Core
  • Processor heatsinks 8 Core

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Processor Heatsink 4 core
  • Processor Heatsink 4 core

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

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Processor Cage & Left and right Speakers.
  • Processor Cage & Left and right Speakers.

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A nice view of processor board 8 core.
  • A nice view of processor board 8 core.

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CPU B of the processor Board.
  • CPU B of the processor Board.

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CPU A of Processor Board.
  • CPU A of Processor Board.

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Processor & HeatSink
  • Processor & HeatSink

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RAID Card for Mac Pro Early 2009
  • RAID Card for Mac Pro Early 2009

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Graphic Card
  • Graphic Card

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Fibre Channel Card
  • Fibre Channel Card

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Finally the machine is rebuilt
  • Finally the machine is rebuilt

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zongo

Member since: 11/24/2009

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Hello,

I have Mac Pro 5,1 intel Xeon W3565 at 3.2 GHz Quad-Core.

It is easy to upgrade in W3565 at 3.33 GHz 6-Core ???

Any intel Xeon W3565 fit in my Mac Pro ?

What CPU sockets supported for ?

Thank you,

Stefanos.

StefMacGR - Reply

It is socket-b(LGA 1366)

I think it is easy to upgrade your CPU

sendercustom - Reply

It should be easy to upgrade a single-cpu Pro, they use standard lidded Xeons. I am planning on upgrading to W3690s in a couple of 4,1 machines that have had their firmware flashed to 5,1.

tobiasboyd - Reply

Please let me know how you handle that upgrade!! Or add a tutorial id vey much like to see that and maybe follow suit but im not very savy with these upgrades

Will -

Is it possible to easily remove and service right processor fan (the back one)? It makes too much noise, so needs some oil apparently. I didn't find any way to remove it.

Andriy Tevelyev - Reply

I replaced sockets in motherboard 820-2336-А and lose two resistors R5400 and R3613.Prompt please resistors face values.Thanks!

fpiteful - Reply

Is it possible to replace the fans with quieter fans?

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