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iMac G5 17" Model A1144 DC to DC Board Replacement

The ins and outs of replacing your DC to DC board.

Paso 1 DC to DC Board  ¶ 

Pull the DC power cable connector away from its socket to disconnect it from the DC to DC board.

Paso 1 DC to DC Board  ¶ 

  • Pull the DC power cable connector away from its socket to disconnect it from the DC to DC board.

  • Wiggling the connector while pulling it aids in removal.

Paso 2  ¶ 

This step brings your hands close to the exposed face of the power supply. Do not touch the face of the power supply to avoid a high voltage shock from the many large capacitors attached to the board.

Paso 2  ¶ 

  • This step brings your hands close to the exposed face of the power supply. Do not touch the face of the power supply to avoid a high voltage shock from the many large capacitors attached to the board.

  • Pull the power supply cable connector away from its socket to disconnect it from the DC to DC board.

  • Wiggling the connector while pulling it aids in removal.

Paso 3  ¶ 

Remove the three T10 Torx screws from the DC to DC board.

Paso 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the three T10 Torx screws from the DC to DC board.

  • The short fine-thread screw belongs in the upper right corner and the black coarse-thread screw belongs in the lower right corner of the DC to DC board.

Paso 4  ¶ 

Lift the DC to DC board out of the rear case.

Paso 4  ¶ 

  • Lift the DC to DC board out of the rear case.