Resolved 4.1/5.1 Power supply swap Guide?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by RoastingPig, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. RoastingPig, Jul 31, 2014
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    RoastingPig macrumors 68000

    RoastingPig

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    One of the guys mac pro from work crapped out and im pretty sure its a powersupply because its been chirping and the unit would restart randomly.

    Anyways is there a guide anywhere on how to do the replacement. I cant find one on ifixit or the web.

    The apple store told me 350$ for the parts and labor but i can save them some 200 bucks if i buy one on ebay and do it myself. its a 4.1 2.6 quad so its not worth much anymore. i dont want my boss to sink in 350 on a machine thats probably worth $700 bucks if it was in really good condition.

    im praying its not a total disassembly job.
     
  2. sebseb macrumors 6502

    sebseb

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    This should work. I guess you would be downloading the early 2009 mac pro pdf! These are Apple technician guides, I'm assuming apple repair centers use these...

    Good luck
     
  3. RoastingPig, Jul 31, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014

    RoastingPig thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thats gonna be really easy to do. Thanks man for the link
     
  4. DPUser macrumors 6502a

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    Why not flash EFI and drop in a hex Xeon 3680 or 90 while you're at it and make the boss REALLY happy?
     

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