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Introduction

The interconnect board hosts connections to the logic board, IO board, and both GPUs. Use this guide to remove and replace the interconnect board.

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    • Slide the lock switch to the right, to the unlocked position.

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    • Lift the outer case straight up off the Mac Pro.

    • It may help to push down on the center of the fan while lifting the case up.

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    • Remove five 5.1 mm T10 Torx screws from around the outer perimeter of the fan assembly.

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    • The fan assembly is attached to the rest of the computer by two cables on the IO board side.

    • Tilt the assembly up away from the IO board.

    • Do not try to remove the fan assembly yet, as it is still attached by two cables.

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    • While supporting the fan assembly with one hand, loosen the two T8 captive screws in the fan cable bracket.

    • These screws are captive in the Mac Pro. Do not try to remove these screws from your Mac Pro.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the fan cable bracket away from the fan assembly.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the fan assembly ribbon cable from the IO board.

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    • Disconnect the fan assembly antenna cable from the IO board.

    • Remove the fan assembly from the Mac Pro.

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    • Flip the Mac Pro upside down, 180 degrees.

    • Remove five 5.1 mm T10 Torx screws from the outer perimeter of the lower case.

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    • Carefully lift the lower case up and remove it from the Mac Pro.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger and a twisting motion to gently separate one side of the graphics card data connection.

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    • Gently separate the other side as well.

    • Flip the connector up and out of the way of the graphics card.

    • Repeat this procedure on the other graphics card.

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    • Remove the two 6.0 mm T8 Torx screws securing the interconnect board to the heat sink.

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    • Gently walk the interconnect board straight up off the logic board's slot connection.

    • It is recommended to lift one side and then the other.

    • Do not try to remove the interconnect board from the Mac Pro yet, as it is still connected to the IO board.

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    • Flip the interconnect board up and over, exposing the IO board data cable.

    • Use the same sort of twisting and spreading motion with the flat end of a spudger to separate one side of the IO board data cable.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to separate the other side of the IO board data cable.

    • Bend the cable out of the way and remove the interconnect board from the Mac Pro.

Conclusion

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

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4 commentaires

Why is it necessary to remove the fan?

johnsburdett - Réponse

Hola necesito comprar esta placa de interconexión, donde puedo encontrarla? Saludos

RailabMac - Réponse

excellent, thank you very much, I wanted to ask you where I can get this plate, what is the reference?

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