Forumsee logo
Forumsee » Hardware » Apple & Mac » Read message
RSS: Subscribe to RSS

Cube G4 Logic Board Help

PowerPC Macs - MacRumors Forums - forums.macrumors.com
Hoping the likes of Bunnspecial, Hrududu or anyone else familar with complete strip of the G4 Cube can assist me here.

I'm currently disassembling a G4 Cube and am trying to remove the logic board. For ref as a guide I'm using the Apple Service Source doc dated 2002 - found after internet search.

Ref pages 65 thro 72. Have removed all the obvious screws detailed P65-67, and yet to prise up between the heat spreader & heatsink, so not suprisingly the board doesn't yet budge.

What's puzzling me is, there is no mention of removing the 2 corner pillar bolts (shown below) which surely is a requisite before the board can be removed. Or am I missing something all to obvious?

I'm no newcomer to messing with Cubes, having changed optical drives, HD's etc, but never dug as deep as the logic board, which I wish to remove, inspect, & repaste the processor.

I find it hard to believe that Apple would have overlooked a disassembly step in their procedure, or is it me simply not seeing the wood for the trees?

Also an aside, I suspect I may have a problem with the DC to DC board. Is this known to be a common cause of failure on the Cube?

 


Read responses in forums.macrumors.com

Last videos:

Steelseries Rival 600
Steelseries Rival 600
Replacing Nvidia 980M with GTX 1070
Replacing Nvidia 980M with GTX 1070
Instrumental request :)
Instrumental request :)
Intel Optane 900d
Intel Optane 900d
Old Machine Mod
Old Machine Mod
Occasional problem with YouTube on desktop Windows
Occasional problem with YouTube on desktop Windows
Pump Resivour
Pump Resivour
A History of Nvidia GeForce
A History of Nvidia GeForce
Cars · 
Mobility · 
Hardware · 
Motorbikes · 
Travel · 
Boating · 
Aviation · 
production-frontend
About Forumsee · Contact · Privacy policy · Request content removal
We use cookies for navigation analysis and personalized advertisement. By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies.
Accept  ·  Learn more