Tools Featured in this Teardown

Introduction

Going to take apart my Power Mac 8600/250!

Tools:

#1 Phillips screwdriver

Spudger/Flathead screwdriver

Your hands!

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Power Macintosh 8600(250), use our service manual.

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  • There she is! i'm missing the bezel around the floppy drive :(

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Image 1/3: And on the Back of the door is the fan. Image 2/3: And on the Back of the door is the fan. Image 3/3: And on the Back of the door is the fan.
  • Start by pressing the big green button. And pulling the door away and up from the computer.

  • And on the Back of the door is the fan.

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Image 1/3: And to flip up the tabs, grab the handle and open. Image 2/3: And to flip up the tabs, grab the handle and open. Image 3/3: And to flip up the tabs, grab the handle and open.
  • Now it's best to lay the computer flat.

  • And to flip up the tabs, grab the handle and open.

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  • The innards, motherboard, daughter board, RAM and so fourth.

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Image 1/3: Remove the speaker wires Image 2/3: And the fan wires from the motherboard Image 3/3: Push in the two plastic tabs on either side and lift the speaker up and out.
  • Now the speaker

  • Remove the speaker wires

  • And the fan wires from the motherboard

  • Push in the two plastic tabs on either side and lift the speaker up and out.

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Image 1/2: Remove the housing by pulling it out and then take the battery out. Image 2/2: Remove the housing by pulling it out and then take the battery out.
  • The PRAM battery!

  • Remove the housing by pulling it out and then take the battery out.

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Image 1/3: Remove the 4 #1 Phillips screws Image 2/3: And push the 4 tabs off of the board Image 3/3: And push the 4 tabs off of the board
  • The processor, firmly grasp and pull out.

  • Remove the 4 #1 Phillips screws

  • And push the 4 tabs off of the board

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Image 1/1: Unfortunately there are 6 spaces but only 3 slots on the motherboard :(
  • Any video card or usb card, mine happens to be an ethernet 10/100 card.

  • Unfortunately there are 6 spaces but only 3 slots on the motherboard :(

  • Remove the #1 Phillips screw and pull the card out.

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  • RAM and VRAM slots!

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Image 1/3: Remove the bezels and if I had the top one remove that too. Image 2/3: Remove the 6 phillips screws and pull the metal frames out. Image 3/3: Remove the 6 phillips screws and pull the metal frames out.
  • Moving on to the CD, ZIP, and Floppy drives (best to close computer now)

  • Remove the bezels and if I had the top one remove that too.

  • Remove the 6 phillips screws and pull the metal frames out.

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Image 1/3: Pay special attention to this one, it has a clip on it, it helps to use a flathead or a spudger. Image 2/3: Pull the drives out of the bay. Image 3/3: Pull the drives out of the bay.
  • Remove the data and power cables

  • Pay special attention to this one, it has a clip on it, it helps to use a flathead or a spudger.

  • Pull the drives out of the bay.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two phillips screws Image 2/2: And the data and power cables (might help to remove them as you pull the drive out)
  • Now the hard drive.

  • Remove the two phillips screws

  • And the data and power cables (might help to remove them as you pull the drive out)

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Image 1/3: Remove the two connectors Image 2/3: There is a clip holding the wires in place. Separate and remove the wires. (both sets) Image 3/3: There is a clip holding the wires in place. Separate and remove the wires. (both sets)
  • The power source

  • Remove the two connectors

  • There is a clip holding the wires in place. Separate and remove the wires. (both sets)

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Image 1/3: And pull it out while de-threading the wires. Image 2/3: And pull it out while de-threading the wires. Image 3/3: And pull it out while de-threading the wires.
  • Now remove the 4 phillips screws (it's best to start with the bottom two)

  • And pull it out while de-threading the wires.

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Plague

Member since: 06/14/2010

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Nice. I got a beige G3 300 Mhz, the case is similar. Maybe I could also make a teardown.

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