G4 Cube Grille won't stay in after disassembly.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 128keaton, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    My Cube's case needed cleaning, so I disassembled the case. Now, the top plastic grille comes off the top and I cannot remember how to get it secured. Any ideas?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    There are four screws that secure the actual plastic grill where as the actual enclosure is secured by two screws.
     
  3. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's what I don't understand. How does the black metal hold the plastic grill?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The metal vent in the top center? That's held on by a black metal mesh from the inside. It pull right out from the top.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I do not own a Cube. Do you have it installed above the black metal grill?
     
  6. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, but how is it held on? It just sits there.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    It's held on my friction, just pull or push it right out once the four screws are removed. Simple as that.
     
  8. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I can't get it to stay on. It falls off and moved (top white grill)
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you can't get the top grill to stay on, you may have to bend the inner black mesh to bit so that it pinches the top grill a bit more. Bend it very little at a time with the top grill out. It doesn't need to be a strong fit, just something to keep it from falling out when the Cube is flipped upside down.
     
  10. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yup, got it! Thanks!
     

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