Remove Metal Drive door assembly- PowerMac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Altemose, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors 604


    Hello MacRumors,

    Would someone know how to remove the front metal door of a PowerMac G5. The current is damaged and I am replacing the door, so how do I get it out.

    Does someone have pictures?

    Thanks and keep on PowerPCing!

  2. #2
    What front metal door do you mean? There is only the side metal door and on the front the only moving part is the small metal slit for the ODD.
  3. macrumors 604


    The front optical slit that moves when the ODD opens!
  4. macrumors 68000


    Start by taking out the optical drive. I don't know where to go next, and I can't remember the assembly of the door from taking apart my G5s, but you might be able to see better.
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  6. macrumors 68020


    Did you ever find a solution to this problem? The optical drive door on my G5 1.6 is bent and needs to be taken out and bent back.
  7. macrumors 604


    Yes. Essentially you are going to need to pull that front speaker assembly and optical drive. There you will find four or so tabs that you can pop out using a plastic spudger, your fingernail, or a small metal screw driver (be careful not to scratch the G5 case). I am not home so I cannot get a good picture of it.
  8. macrumors 68020


    Got it, thanks.
  9. macrumors 604



    How hard was it to remove for you?
  10. macrumors 68020


    Not as hard as it was to get it back in :)
  11. macrumors 604


    I found it annoying how delicate those tabs are.
  12. macrumors 6502

    I found it easier to reinstall than remove. The G5 cases are ridiculously hard to disassemble.

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