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macartistkel
Sep 22, 2006, 08:12 AM
I am losing my mind taking apart my old dead emac to get the hard drive out. I put this off too long but I need something off of it TODAY no matter what. It has been taken apart (well the case is off)....I know it's in the middle somewhere but I cannot find a damn service manual online. :confused: :confused:

Thanks for any help! This is SUPER important! :)



macartistkel
Sep 22, 2006, 08:49 AM
I cannot stress how screwed I will be if I don't get this hard drive out.:( I am literally crying my eyes out right now. Any help or guidance appreciated.

macartistkel
Sep 22, 2006, 09:22 AM
Geez, I just paid for some subscription pass thingy on some site for an emac service manual and all it showed was how to install memory, etc. and not to get shocked. *******!!!:( :( :(

jsw
Sep 22, 2006, 09:29 AM
Hey macartistkel!

Does the eMac look like the pics lower down on the page here (http://www.lbodnar.dsl.pipex.com/eMac/eMac-upgrade.html) now that you've taken the cover off? How old is the eMac?

Edit: You'll likely need a set of Torx screwdrivers to finish things, based on what I read here (http://www.wilko.com/emac/).

Frisco
Sep 22, 2006, 09:42 AM
I found the service manual here (http://home.earthlink.net/~strahm_s/manuals.html#imcs)

It is a very slow download, but it has info on replacing the hard drive.

There is a separate one there for eMac with ATI Graphics.

I had to right click on the link and Save Downloaded File instead of clicking the link directly.

macartistkel
Sep 22, 2006, 09:49 AM
Hey macartistkel!

Does the eMac look like the pics lower down on the page here (http://www.lbodnar.dsl.pipex.com/eMac/eMac-upgrade.html) now that you've taken the cover off? How old is the eMac?

Edit: You'll likely need a set of Torx screwdrivers to finish things, based on what I read here (http://www.wilko.com/emac/).

Hi! :) Oh yes, these are the instructions I have been using to get me this far...I got all the way down to where you take the DVD drive out---see that is the problem, these instructions only tell you that much so I went to the bottom of the page and clicked on the service manuals....went on to the emac and nothing ever pulled up. HOWEVER, now looking at this page again the guy says they take awhile so I will try to be more patient but I waited for a LONG time and then I got "problem loading page" message so it seems to be GONE??

Also this emac was like 4 years old I think.

I am scared because I am running out of time. I made it so far but I am lost how to continue so let me know if you find anything else!

macartistkel
Sep 22, 2006, 09:50 AM
I found the service manual here (http://home.earthlink.net/~strahm_s/manuals.html#imcs)

It is a very slow download, but it has info on replacing the hard drive.

There is a separate one there for eMac with ATI Graphics.

I had to right click on the link and Save Downloaded File instead of clicking the link directly.


Oh ok, I will try your suggestion, that is what I was explaining to jsw--It would never pull!

Frisco
Sep 22, 2006, 09:53 AM
I uploaded the files to YouSendIt for a quicker download.

eMac Service Manual (http://download.yousendit.com/BCD2640C6A3C1406)

eMac with ATI Graphics (http://download.yousendit.com/135116AB4FD5D569)

jsw
Sep 22, 2006, 09:58 AM
I uploaded them to:

eMac (http://formymac.com/MR/emac.pdf)

eMac (ATI Graphics) (http://formymac.com/MR/emac_ati_graphics.pdf)

Edit: I see I'm too slow. ;)

macartistkel
Sep 22, 2006, 10:03 AM
Frisco, THANK YOU!! YOUR DOWNLOADS WORKED!! ;)

Now of course I do not have the screwdrivers jsw mentioned, but I will go buy them if I have to!

THANKS GUYS!! Keeping my fingers crossed I can do this!!!

:) :)

macartistkel
Sep 22, 2006, 01:37 PM
I'm Back....I am trying to discharge the CRT...I don't know what type of tool the guy is using in the service manual but it explains the directions like this:

1. Discharge the CRT (shown below) and remove the anode cap.
2. Establish an ongoing ground by using a cable with alligator clips at both ends.
Connect one end to the anode aperture, and connect the other end to the metal CRT
frame (as shown below).
3. With the CRT discharged and the ongoing ground in place wear a grounding
wriststrap to prevent equipment damage from static electricity.

MY QUESTION:
DO I EVEN NEED TO DO THIS if the computer has been off for months??? If so, what tool can I use? or what is it called?

Thanks!

macartistkel
Sep 22, 2006, 02:13 PM
Never Mind Got It!