How can I clean my Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by LEOMODE, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. LEOMODE macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    I have 2010 Mac Pro.

    I would like to replace outside enclosure and access door to a new one.
    So while I'm doing it, I was wondering if I have to take everything apart in the first place. Because if that's the case, then I might as well as clean the fans and unreachable areas.

    My question is, if you want to replace a case, do you have to take everything apart? (like wires and stuff), or are they all attached to the motherboards so I just have to take the motherboard out (like a PC) and just put that into a new case?

    Also, is there any Youtube video regarding replacing parts or cleaning Mac Pro? I didn't have any luck finding it.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    There's four pieces that are part of the the case:
    Media shelf
    Media fan
    AirPort antenna board and cables
    Rear panel latch

    Everything else is removed, then transferred to the replacement case, and that means everything, fans, boards power supply, optical and storage drives.
    It's a serious job, and you need to be quite organized to keep the various parts and screws under control.

    I would suggest locating a service manual for the MacPro.
    You should be able to find it by searching by original file name of the manual. Should pop up on a site where you could download it.
    here's the filename, as far as I know.
    Even the full service manual doesn't do a teardown to an empty case, but should get you close enough.
  3. LEOMODE thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    That sounds really painful. With my level of skill, I don't think it would be possible to do an overhaul on my PC... Thanks a lot for the information though..
  4. deckard666 macrumors 6502


    Jan 16, 2007
    Bump - Well finally got round to taking my MacPro outside and giving it a good compressed air clean. Ain’t done it in two years and there was a huge load of crud in there ! Took heat readings before and after using a decent 3rd party app and I’ve pretty much dropped 10 degrees C across the board with an idling temp of just 33 degrees C now rather than 40 plus.
  5. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Coincidentally, I also just clean my cMP today. I have to do that about every 2 weeks (Hong Kong is a very dusty place), and the temperature drop is very obvious.
    Screen Shot 2018-03-28 at 05.32.44.jpg
  6. rawweb macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2015
    Wowza! That graph really brings home how important a good spring cleaning is! Just don't tell your mother she was right all these years... ;)

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