Disassembly guide for Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Rintel, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Rintel macrumors newbie

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    I've been looking for a guide on how to disassemble my Early 2008 mac pro, yet I can not find anything. Does anyone know where I could find one because I am trying to add another sata hard drive but the plastic casing is in the way.
     
  2. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    There was a link to the Mac Pro service manual in this very forum.

    I can't find the relevant thread now. Maybe it was deleted?
     
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  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's because the distribution of that manual is against Apple's NDA (from what another user said). The thread was short-lived, the link was gone, I was happy to have found it and downloaded the manual before it was yanked. ;)
     
  6. Rintel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome

    Great link, I figured out how to get most parts out just by taking out screws :p

    These manuals are a great resource :D
     
  7. energyboy macrumors member

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    Marty62 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, was offering help but it's much too large to email - EDITED

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  9. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    Anyone know why iFixit never really had guides for the Mac Pros besides things like Optical Drives? When I did the 8 core upgrade to my Mac Pro I had to go to YouTube although I'd much rather prefer iFixit
     
  10. energyboy macrumors member

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    Thank you!

    Do you know if its necessary to take off the heat sinks from the CPUs when taking out the motherboard and putting it into a new case?
     
  11. Robert Davies macrumors 6502

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    Half the battle with google is getting exactly the right search terms :)

    I don't know about the 2008 sorry - It may be best to start a fresh thread with this question - more people will see it.
     
  12. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Yes. See manual.
     
  13. energyboy macrumors member

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    Sometimes not all the steps are necessary, iFixit often times shows extra steps for certain procedures (ie; MacBook Pro screen swap, they make u remove the entire logicboard but all you need to do is remove the cable guide, bluetooth/wifi antenna, display connector and then unscrew the hinges).

    It doesnt look like the heat sinks are obstructing anything.
     
  14. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    It looks fairly comprehensive to me. Yes, it's missing the Airport Extreme Card, but that was an option prior to 2010.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Mac+Pro+Early+2009+Teardown/3528
     

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