How do I remove the imac g5 heatsink cover?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by breakdown77, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. breakdown77 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2009
    You may be wondering why i'm asking this... well its because I am trying to expose the heatsink to a little external fan mod i'm making in my imac g5 (overheating problem; I'll post my method later). I got the "G5" "cover" off fine but there is another metal cover over the heatsink that I can't figure out how the heck to remove. It almost looks like it is surrounded by "spring" type holders, as well as special silver tape. It also feels like i'm tugging the whole processor/heatsink unit when I (gently) try to pry it off.

    Anyone have experience removing this sort of thing?
  2. Alex72 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Did you ever figure it out? Just curious, as I'm trying to do the same thing right now...

  3. rtrt macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    i've seen some other sites which show that others have cut it off.

    presumably done with some kind of tin snips - look like tough scissors where the handles are long and the blades are short

    think one of them might have said something about - you can remove it properly if you remove the logic board and access it from the other side - sounded like a lot of work tho

    actually think there's someone on here who's done it - have a search for posts in the last few weeks

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