Quicksilver G4 Mobo Removal

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by derekstreet, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. derekstreet macrumors newbie

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    I'm doing some work on my quicksilver. I need to get the Motherboard out. I've taken everything, EVERYTHING off of the mobo, and every single screw is out. WHY THE HECK WON'T IT SLIDE FORWARD? I can't for the life of me get it to come off of those little silver balls, is there a switch? There should be nothing holding it on... so HELP ME...
     
  2. reddrag0n macrumors 6502

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    Coming from a fellow Quicksilver owner, these are the screws you need to remove...
    2 near the backplate, near the ports on the back of the computer
    1 by the secondary IDE cable connection
    1 right next to the processor, at the very top of the logicboard.

    then from there, you need to remove the 3 standoffs that hold the processor to the motherboard and case. they look like nuts, but they have threads on them to screw into the case.

    Once all of those are removed, then gently pull the motherboard towards the airport/pci guide cage and then lift up. it should come out for cleaning and transplant.
     
  3. derekstreet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks... I tried one earlier, but it wasn't one of the processor's. So i thought those weren't attached too. Turns out they are, slid out super easy after that.
    Thanks again.
     
  4. reddrag0n macrumors 6502

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