remove and replace top fan by hard drive G5 power mac towerWhat is the trick of getting to this top fan? I have already bought a replacement fan for my G5 power mac tower (2005). Any t...
top fan next to hard drive replacementI have a 2005 G5 power mac tower. Fan next to hard drive needs replacement. Already bought fan. How do I get old out and new ...
Answer to: remove and replace top fan by hard drive G5 power mac towerSUCCESS!!! Took a while and patience is a virtue. First remove hard drive and optical drive. Unplug old fan at back of case--follow wire down thru hole under where hard drive sits. Pull fan to left and out, rubber pins will probably break so have replacements available. Cheap $3.99 at Microcenter for 4. Unscrew 2 screws holding plastic "divider" where fan sits at back of case. This is one piece so don't crack it. Pop up from bottom small holding slots and move to the left. This gives "some" room to maneuver. You will have to reverse the rubber pins so they come out the right side of the fan holes, can't see any other way. Put fan in place making sure plug is down thru hole so when you push in place plug will be there. Now pull rubber pins thru holes with needle nose pliers. The long stem are sticking out right side. Put all back in place and Voila! Several hours later and the extra set of my husbands hands and finished. Hope this helps! Vicki K