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nbfiore
Jan 5, 2011, 12:13 AM
Hello I am new here and new to mac's so please excuse my ignorance.I was recently given 2 Powermac G5's,one of them works but the case itself looks like it was dropped out of a window,it is a 2.0DP and the second is a 1.8DP that isn't working but the case is nearly perfect.Would there be an issue with swapping the 2.0 into the 1.8? Thanks in advance for any help given!



666sheep
Jan 5, 2011, 09:52 AM
Cases are identical, so swap them between 1.8 and 2.0 You need to transfer PSU, logic board with CPUs, graphics, HDD and optical drive. You'll need 9 inch long hex wrench, 2.5 mm diameter and philips screwdriver. Get yourself service manual - whole thing will be easy and shouldn't take more than 1 hour of your life (for the first time, second time it shouldn't be more than 30 mins).