Mac Pro CPU Fan Array Stuck.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ChrisFerri, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. ChrisFerri macrumors member

    ChrisFerri

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    I recently bought two X5355 CPU's to put in my Mac Pro 1,1. But when I go to remove the fan array it seems to be stuck. The top seems to come off fine but it seems that the bottom right is stuck in the back or something. I read to use a PCI cover and try to pry it but I wasn't sure if prying it on the CPU heatsink is a good idea. Any suggestions?
     
  2. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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    Try a heat gun, or maybe hairdryer to loosen adhesive. Make sure there isn't some bolt or clip you forgot, as well.
     
  3. ChrisFerri thread starter macrumors member

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    Well there is only one screw to remove at the top of the array and thats it. I don't think there is any adhesive though. Could be wrong.
     
  4. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    I had a 1.1 too once, and remember taking it apart to clean it up, there is no adhesive anywhere.

    Maybe have a look at some teardown guides, maybe there's a screw you're not seeing or something?
     
  5. ChrisFerri thread starter macrumors member

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    Finally with enough force I got it out. So now lets just help I can get the CPU's up and running and have an Octocore Mac Pro!
     
  6. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    Good!

    Just be careful and take your time, and you shouldn't have any problem.

    If you ever built a PC in your life, this should be easy! :cool:
     
  7. ChrisFerri thread starter macrumors member

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