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Introducción

Use this guide to replace the CD-ROM drive in your Power Mac G5.

  1. Power Mac G5 CD-ROM Drive Replacement, Side Panel: paso 1, imagen 1 de 1
    • To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.

    • To avoid being burned, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.

  2. Power Mac G5 CD-ROM Drive Replacement: paso 2, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove all the cables, including the power cables before opening the unit.

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    • Lift the tab to unlock the side panel.

    • The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.

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    • Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.

  5. Power Mac G5 CD-ROM Drive Replacement, CD-ROM Drive: paso 5, imagen 1 de 1
    • Locate the CD-ROM Drive on the top left corner of desktop.

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    • Pull and rotate latches to the left.

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    • Wiggle and pull out the CD Drive.

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    • Detach the first cable from the CD-ROM drive.

    • Detach the second cable from the CD-ROM drive.

    • On some models, the IDE cable is stuck to the top of the CD-ROM with foam tape. It is easier to unplug the IDE connector from the motherboard, and de-route the IDE cable as you remove the drive.

  9. Power Mac G5 CD-ROM Drive Replacement: paso 9, imagen 1 de 1
    • After the CD-ROM drive is removed, the area should look like this.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Is it possible to use an IDE to SATA connector? I want to install my Pioneer BDR burner to potentially use the PMG5 for data disc burning only. Any thoughts?

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