Replacing Rear Exhaust Fan - 2006 Mac Pro

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

  1. Tucom macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    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


    Dec 7, 2009
    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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