Disassembly - Really need your help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cynerjist, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. cynerjist macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    I just got my mac pro (bought off of e-bay). The original owner upgraded the RAM and Video Card. Anyway, When it arrived I heard the sound of a screw "floating" around inside the chassis. I opened it and tried to gently coax it out of its hiding place, but no luck.

    I fear it might be lodged under the motherboard, under the heat sink & fan assembly or underneath the area at the bottom where the RAM is. I am dying to turn this thing on, but I don't want to short something out because of the screw.

    Can anyone help me find the disassembly instructions or offer some advice. Thank You.
  2. mufflon macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2006
    the guys over at ifixit sells parts for a living - they got great disassembly guides - so just follow one and you'll be fine :) clickety
  3. cynerjist thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    i checked them out, but they don't have one for mac pro from what i could see. but thanks.
  4. NotFound macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2006
    Just get yourself one of those really high powered magnets and just go crazy trying to get it out!

    Especially over the hard drives. ;)

    I couldn't resist.
  5. cynerjist thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    dude your hilarious. :D

    ok. i finally managed to get it out after twisting it and turning it and gently shaking it on and off for the last 2.5 hours. i got lucky because the disassembly i was mentioning is no joke.:eek:

    i feel ripped right now.
  6. cynerjist thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    you ask a good question. it doesn't look like any of the screws inside of the mac pro. the only idea i had was that it came off of the 7300gt that he pulled when he upgraded to x1900xt.
  7. CyberPrey macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2006
    IGH, MN
    No, that should not be the case. I originally had the 7300, and upgraded to the 1900, and there are no loose screws involved.
  8. kered22 macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2006
    Torrance, CA
    One of the screws from the hard drive sleds perhaps? The unused ones are glued in pretty good until they are popped out, but it's possible one could slip out.
  9. cynerjist thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    how does the stock 7300gt fasten to the case? the x1900 has a little strip with 2 spring-loaded screws that tighten it into place. however, there aren't any holes for installing another video card to slots 3 & 4. Is it because no screws are needed and the strip holds everything down?
  10. techster85 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2006
    Lubbock, TX
    yea, that's how the case works, not just the x1900, the little spring-loaded strip holds down the PCIe cards...

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