Replacing Rear Exhaust Fan - 2006 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Tucom, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Tucom macrumors 65816

    Tucom

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    I bought a 2006 Mac Pro off of eBay that functions fantastically, except that there's what sounds like a bad fan noise emanating from the rear exhaust fan - I took the side panel off and pin-pointed to where it was being produced (the noise).


    So I ordered a brand NEW Official Apple replacement memory cage with rear exhaust fan for $44 shipped.


    Now, how difficult is it to replace one of these? PowerBookMedic has kind of a incoherent, imprecise video of removing the internals of such a Mac Pro (1,1 2,1 3,1 2006-2008), and I think I got a general idea of how to do it.


    But has anyone ever done this before? Any tips? Besides being grounded, of course.
     
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040

    666sheep

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    Not so much difficult. You need to remove front fan assembly, CPU cover and CPU heatsinks. Get yourself a Service manual, philips screwdriver and 3 mm hex wrench (thin, 9 inch long one is perfect). Be gentle. Do not use too much force.
     

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