Removing the fan/speaker assembly...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jessica Lares, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    I'm following this guide http://tersus.no/bluetooth/ and am not sure how to go about removing the fan/speaker... Can I get some detailed instructions?

    Where are these two wire sets and how do I disconnect them properly?
     
  2. jezzy macrumors member

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    you just pull it out. there will be a 2 wire (speaker) and a 4 wire ( fan) connector to unclip and re-install afterwards.. easy stuff, but small hands needed. I use a pair of needlenose pliers to reinstall these two harnesses to the motherboard.
     
  3. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    That doesn't really help me. I need to know the exact location it is on the motherboard, I can't just pull something without seeing where it's connected, otherwise how am I supposed to put it back? The pictures aren't very detailed. :)
     
  4. jezzy macrumors member

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    I tried.. the plugs are located behind the fan/speaker assembly. really isn't that hard. good luck then.
     
  5. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    No worries, you did fine. :)

    I need a diagram, that's all. I can pull them off, but I'm more worried about how to get them back in afterwards because there's little plugs all over the boards. I could live without the speakers, but not having the fan back in properly and in the wrong place could do some real damage to the hardware.
     
  6. jezzy macrumors member

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    the wires from the fan and speaker are 2-3" long, and only one connector with a two and four pin connector in that area. you can't go wrong here. honestly if you can't do this, I recommend getting someone to do it. ;)
     
  7. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    Do you have a flashlight? If so just shine it in there and look for the two black wires. The speaker one is on the left and the fan one on the right. If you can't get it apart, you probably won't get it back together either because that's even harder. If you can take a picture of the inside I'll show you exactly where they are.
     

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