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Mac Pro Late 2013 Logic Board Replacement

Replace the Logic Board in your Mac Pro Late 2013.

Use this guide to replace the logic board.

Removing the logic board means you'll need to reapply a layer of thermal compound.

Before beginning any work on your Mac Pro: Unplug the computer and press and hold the power button for ten seconds to discharge the power supply's capacitors.

Be very careful not to touch the capacitor leads or any exposed solder joints on the back of the power supply. Only handle the board by the edges.

Étape 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

Remove two 5.5 mm T8 Torx screws.

Étape 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

  • Remove two 5.5 mm T8 Torx screws.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Remove four 12.8 mm T10 Torx screws from the CPU heat sink bracket.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Remove four 12.8 mm T10 Torx screws from the CPU heat sink bracket.

  • Remove only the outer four of the eight screws.

Étape 3  ¶ 

At this point, the logic board is held onto the heat sink by thermal compound. You may need to gently pry with a spudger to separate the logic board from the heat sink.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • At this point, the logic board is held onto the heat sink by thermal compound.

  • You may need to gently pry with a spudger to separate the logic board from the heat sink.

  • Be very careful not to bend and break the logic board.

  • Remove the logic board from the heat sink.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Remove the inner four 12.8 mm T10 Torx screws from the CPU heat sink bracket. Remove the CPU heat sink bracket.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the inner four 12.8 mm T10 Torx screws from the CPU heat sink bracket.

  • Remove the CPU heat sink bracket.

Étape 5  ¶ 

Remove the second heat sink bracket.

Étape 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the second heat sink bracket.

Étape 6  ¶ 

Lift and remove the logic board from the CPU and bracket. During reassembly, be sure to clean off and replace the thermal compound on the CPU.

Étape 6  ¶ 

  • Lift and remove the logic board from the CPU and bracket.

  • During reassembly, be sure to clean off and replace the thermal compound on the CPU.

  • We have a thermal paste guide that makes replacing the thermal compound easy.