Instructions on how to dismatle the Mac Pro

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  1. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone seen anything on the net on how to dismatle the mac pro? I'd like to install my Bluetooth chip on my own. I trust myself more than I do the teenage "geniouses" at Apple who will probably just be following the same instructions. I know it's just a couple screws and a connection of the antenna, but I cannot find the antenna wire and I need to disconnect the fans in order to find it.

    Is anyone who has the service manual willing to e-mail it to me? Or has anyone found a site online that gives a step by step instruction set on how to dismantle it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. kered22 macrumors 6502

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  3. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    [nitpick]

    I'm sure you do, but I'm also sure they know how to at least spell GENIUS or GENII*

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  4. Trippy Jr macrumors member

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    [counternitpick]

    It could be a typo. And he's also correct in using "geniuses" as the plural. "Genii" IS also acceptable, but it's not common usage and usually refers to other things.

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  5. Habusho macrumors 6502

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    I would be interested in a guide like this as well.
     
  6. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I read that article but all it shows is the wire I need to connect, it doesn't show how to find it. I've looked everywhere in the area and I don't see it. It seems the only way I can get to it is by removing the fans.
     
  7. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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  8. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For the life of me I cannot find that wire. Can you give me any hints as to how to get to and/or recognize it?
     
  9. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    WOOOOOO, I found it. Thanks a lot Macenforcer!!
     
  10. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    Yoyo, do yourself a favor, go get a scewdriver, 2 infact a small one phillips and a medium phillips and do this:

    - Take out the video card by removing the 2 screws on the panel and pulling the card out.

    - Pull out your ram cards

    - Unscrew the 2 screws behind the ram cards in the back.

    - Unscrew the 2 little screws at the front bottom of the ram deck.

    - Unscrew the black screw at the top of the fan housing.

    - Pull back the ram deck to the rear of the case.

    - Pull the CPU heatsink shroud to the rear of the case.

    - Jiggle the fan housing and pull it toward you.

    You now have all the room you need to find that damn wire. This is what I did. Not to find the wire but to see why the number #2 wire was not reaching the BT module. I was following the instructions in the article above and then I saw the wire labeled "BT". Snaps right on.

    Good luck.
     
  11. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    LOL. Just before I wrote all that. Cool glad you found it.
     
  12. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haah, and I thought what I went through was bad!!!

    Once you gave me a description of the wire and confirmation of where it was I just had to look a bit deeper and find one that matched. I'm writing this message on my new bluetooth keyboard btw. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much.
     
  13. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    Bluetooth keyboard here as well. Turned off my BT mighty mouse because it sucks.
     

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