Introduction

In this guide, we will be taking apart a Macintosh Centris 610, which is basically the same as a Quadra 610.

First, let's take a look at the specs of this computer:

  • Centris 610
  • 80 MB hard drive
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 512 KB VRAM

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Macintosh Quadra 610, use our service manual.

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  • To start, lift the two tabs on the back of the computer and take the cover off.

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Image 1/2: If you have a CD-ROM drive installed in the Mac, disconnect the SCSI ribbon cable, the CD-ROM power supply cable, and the CD-ROM audio cable. Remove the EMI shield in the front of the CD-ROM drive also. Image 2/2: If you have a CD-ROM drive installed in the Mac, disconnect the SCSI ribbon cable, the CD-ROM power supply cable, and the CD-ROM audio cable. Remove the EMI shield in the front of the CD-ROM drive also.
  • To gain better access to the power supply, push the two tabs securing the floppy drive out and slide the floppy drive forward a few inches.

  • If you have a CD-ROM drive installed in the Mac, disconnect the SCSI ribbon cable, the CD-ROM power supply cable, and the CD-ROM audio cable. Remove the EMI shield in the front of the CD-ROM drive also.

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Image 1/2: Make sure that you grab the connector, and not the wires, or you will risk damage to the connection. Image 2/2: Make sure that you grab the connector, and not the wires, or you will risk damage to the connection.
  • Grab the power connector for the hard drive and take it out of the hard drive.

  • Make sure that you grab the connector, and not the wires, or you will risk damage to the connection.

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Image 1/2: Make sure that you grab the connector, and not the wires, or you will risk damage to the connection. Image 2/2: Make sure that you grab the connector, and not the wires, or you will risk damage to the connection.
  • Grab the main power connector that is connected to the motherboard and pull gradually and firmly toward the power supply.

  • Make sure that you grab the connector, and not the wires, or you will risk damage to the connection.

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  • Push the power supply toward the front of the computer, lift up the side of the power supply closest to the floppy drive, and take the power supply out of the Mac.

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Image 1/3: Do not pull on the cable itself, or you will risk damage to the connection. Image 2/3: Do not pull on the cable itself, or you will risk damage to the connection. Image 3/3: Do not pull on the cable itself, or you will risk damage to the connection.
  • Take out the SCSI ribbon cable, using the provided straps connected to the cable to pull it out.

  • Do not pull on the cable itself, or you will risk damage to the connection.

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Image 1/3: Remove the speaker cable from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Remove the LED cable from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Make sure to pull only on the connector, and not the wires, or you will risk damage to the connection.
  • Remove the floppy drive cable from the motherboard. It may be necessary to lift up the edge of the motherboard to make it easier to remove the connector.

  • Remove the speaker cable from the motherboard.

  • Remove the LED cable from the motherboard.

  • Make sure to pull only on the connector, and not the wires, or you will risk damage to the connection.

  • If you have a CD-ROM drive installed in the Mac, remove the CD-ROM audio cable from the motherboard.

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  • Push up on the two tabs for the EMI shield, and fold it down.

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Image 1/2: If you have a CD-ROM drive installed in the Mac, push up on the tab in the front of the computer, and slide the CD-ROM drive forward a few inches. Image 2/2: If you have a CD-ROM drive installed in the Mac, push up on the tab in the front of the computer, and slide the CD-ROM drive forward a few inches.
  • Push down on the tab marked, and push the hard drive forward a few inches.

  • If you have a CD-ROM drive installed in the Mac, push up on the tab in the front of the computer, and slide the CD-ROM drive forward a few inches.

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  • Slide the motherboard forward, and lift it out of the Mac.

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Image 1/1: 20 MHz Motorola 68LC040
  • Let's take a look at the internal components:

  • 20 MHz Motorola 68LC040

  • 32 MB RAM, expandable to 68 MB.

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Image 1/2: It's okay to pull on the cable this time, but only do it with gradual force, don't just yank it out. Image 2/2: It's okay to pull on the cable this time, but only do it with gradual force, don't just yank it out.
  • Disconnect the floppy cable from the drive, pulling on the cable.

  • It's okay to pull on the cable this time, but only do it with gradual force, don't just yank it out.

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  • Push the floppy drive out of the Mac.

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  • Take the hard drive, and pull it out the front of the Mac.

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  • If you don't have a CD-ROM drive installed in your Mac, skip ahead to Step 18.

  • Push the CD-ROM drive out of the computer (I don't have a CD-ROM drive installed in mine, so I can't give you any pictures. Sorry!).

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Image 1/3: Step 1:     Press up on one of the front tabs while lifting the support post.                                   Step 2:     Repeat this step on the other side until the internal chassis slides easily toward the back of the computer. Image 2/3: Step 1:     Press up on one of the front tabs while lifting the support post.                                   Step 2:     Repeat this step on the other side until the internal chassis slides easily toward the back of the computer. Image 3/3: Step 1:     Press up on one of the front tabs while lifting the support post.                                   Step 2:     Repeat this step on the other side until the internal chassis slides easily toward the back of the computer.
  • The chassis is secured to the bottom cover by two tabs at the front of the unit, two rail and tab sets at the sides of the unit, support posts at the back of the chassis, and hidden brackets that slide into the bottom cover.

  • Step 1: Press up on one of the front tabs while lifting the support post. Step 2: Repeat this step on the other side until the internal chassis slides easily toward the back of the computer.

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  • Flip the internal chassis over, and take out the floppy cable, carefully unthreading it from its routing guides.

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  • Take out the LED cable, carefully removing it from its routing guides.

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  • Carefully remove the speaker wire from its routing guides.

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  • Congratulations! You just took apart your Macintosh Quadra / Centris 610!

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  • Follow these steps in reverse to put it back together.

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