Gutting PowerMac G5 - HDD assembly

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  1. mknabster macrumors regular

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    Hey all, I'm in the process off gutting first of the two PowerMac G5s i have because i want to turn them into legs for a table. I have pretty much gotten everything out, but i'm trying to figure out how to get the hard drive assembly piece out, and i can't figure out how to get it past the upper lip of the case. I was able to loosen it, but i can't figure out how to get it out of there.

    I'm sure i would need to remove the plate on that separates the hard drive and CD drive from the mobo, but i removed the screws to the case and it won't slide out. Any ideas on how to remove that, because i bet if i get that out, the HDD assembly will fall out.

    Thanks
     
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Yes you do have to remove the tray/separator that the optical drive sits on to remove the HDD caddy and fan assembly. That involves removing the side door lock mechanism which there are 3 small springs on the backside of the hook locks. It all comes out pretty easily.
     
  3. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    Are you selling parts out of them? I need a few!
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    What do you need?
     
  5. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    I'll message you!
     
  6. repentix macrumors regular

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    I know This isn't Part of The topic, but I I somehow can't remove The HDD's out of my G5. I know they should normally just slide out, but my HDD's are really stuck, do you know any solution to that problem?
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    Make sure you first move the little grey holding arm up and remove both cables. After that, they slide right out without much force.
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Ensure the heads of the cables are not catching it in any way. It isn't really fun replacing the SATA cables.
     
  9. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I hate to change the topic, but are either of them 2.3 or 2.7GHz systems? I could use the CPUs. What would be your asking price?
     

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