Removing fan from MacPro 2009???

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by IceMacMac, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. IceMacMac, Apr 8, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011

    IceMacMac macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2010
    I am trying to remove a fan assembly from a MacPro 2009 (4,1) for cleaning. I believe this is the PCI fan. It's directly below the frontmost hard drive bay.

    I have loosed the screws and slid it away from a securing lip but something is holding it in place (something from the underside, where I can't see)

    What do I need to do in order to free the fan?

    I've googled but can't find a thing.
  2. Joshuarocks macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2011
    Somewhere in Cyberspace
    What do you mean the screws slid away from a securing lip? Did you lose the screws or something? Did they fall down somewhere in the case? Why do you need to remove the PCIe fan?

    Btw, I have the same mac pro as you and I never had to remove the fan at all.
  3. IceMacMac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2010

    Are you Perry Mason or something with this cross-examination? Geesh, dude, I really don't understand the attitude...or at least what *seems* to be your attitude.

    No I don't "have a screw" loose, nor two..and no, there aren't any screws that have fallen into the case.

    I was pretty explicit if you read my post what was going on and why I'm trying to do it.
  4. beto2k7 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    I have the tear apart guide for the 2009 MP if you want it. Just PM me. I've removed mine twice without any problems after taking the screws out and the slip that you are talking about.
  5. iSavant macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2007
    Find the videos at OWC

    Have a look at the upgrade (Mac Pro) videos posted at

    I think you'll see what you need to do in there

    good luck
  6. IceMacMac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2010

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