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How do I remove the motherboard? (Sawtooth G4)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Suture, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502



    I have 2 Sawtooth G4s. One has a slightly damaged case (won't stay closed), the other one has a damaged motherboard. I'd like to do a motherboard transplant, but after removing about 3 screws, I can't figure out what else is holding the motherboard down besides these weird metal pegs that I don't know how to deal with.

    I can't seem to find any type of motherboard replacement instructions either on here or through Google, which I was actually kinda shocked at.

    Does anyone have a link or instructions on removing the motherboard?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Here is the 3 main pictures from the G4 service manual. I hope it helps. If by "metal pegs" you mean the standoffs, you can just grab them with pliers and loosen them. There are quite a few, so look carefully for them all........

    I can send you the entire PDF if you want it :p (a 12MB PDF)
  3. Suture, Mar 4, 2007
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012

    macrumors 6502


  4. macrumors 6502


    Oh. Now I see what I didn't do. Remove the CPU. Heh.


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