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.

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

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. 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.

Now it's best to lay the computer flat. And to flip up the tabs, grab the handle and open. 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.

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

Now the speaker Remove the speaker wires And the fan wires from the motherboard
  • 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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The PRAM battery! 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.

The processor, firmly grasp and pull out. Remove the 4 #1 Phillips screws 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

Any video card or usb card, mine happens to be an ethernet 10/100 card.
  • 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.

RAM and VRAM slots!
  • RAM and VRAM slots!

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Now the hard drive. Remove the two phillips screws
  • 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)

The power source Remove the two connectors 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)

Now remove the 4 phillips screws (it's best to start with the bottom two) And pull it out while de-threading the wires. 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.

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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