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Disassemble Apple xServe 2009 to replace motherboard and fans

  1. Notable specs: Dual Xeon Nehalem CPU @ 2.26 GHz
    • Notable specs:

    • Dual Xeon Nehalem CPU @ 2.26 GHz

    • No SSD

    • No Hardware RAID

  2. Pull on release lever, and pull power supply out.
    • Pull on release lever, and pull power supply out.

  3. Loosen the 2 thumbscrews on the back of the xserve to release the top. Slide top back, and lift top off.
    • Loosen the 2 thumbscrews on the back of the xserve to release the top.

    • Slide top back, and lift top off.

  4. This step is not necessary if you are not changing the drive. It does not interfere with the rest of the procedure.
    • This step is not necessary if you are not changing the drive. It does not interfere with the rest of the procedure.

    • If the hard drives or blanks are still in the xserve, push the handle in to pop it out.

    • Pull the hard drive and blank sleds out.

  5. Slide lever lock to release the CD/DVD drive. Slide CD/DVD drive back. Lift drive up and unplug the SATA connector on the back.
    • Slide lever lock to release the CD/DVD drive.

    • Slide CD/DVD drive back.

    • Lift drive up and unplug the SATA connector on the back.

    • This step is not necessary if you are not changing the drive. It does not interfere with the rest of the procedure.

  6. Dizüstü Bilgisayar Bataryaları

    An easy fix for a big power boost.

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    Dizüstü Bilgisayar Bataryaları

    An easy fix for a big power boost.

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  7. Using a #1 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the screws on each side of PCI slot #2 on the back of the computer.
    • Using a #1 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the screws on each side of PCI slot #2 on the back of the computer.

    • Once the screws are loosened, the PCI riser card should lift out of the slot.

    • Repeat for PCI slot #1

  8. Remove the RAM from all slots.
    • Remove the RAM from all slots.

  9. Using a 3.0mm Hex wrench (Allen wrench), loosen the 4 screws that hold the processor and heatsink down. Unplug the sensor cable.
    • Using a 3.0mm Hex wrench (Allen wrench), loosen the 4 screws that hold the processor and heatsink down.

    • Unplug the sensor cable.

    • Lift the heatsink and processor off the motherboard.

    • Repeat if you have the dual processor model.

  10. Using a #1 phillips screwdriver, loosen the 5 screws that hold the plastic bezel in place. Remove the plastic bezel. Using a #2 phillips screwdriver, loosen the 2 screws that hold the fan array in place
    • Using a #1 phillips screwdriver, loosen the 5 screws that hold the plastic bezel in place.

    • Remove the plastic bezel.

    • Using a #2 phillips screwdriver, loosen the 2 screws that hold the fan array in place

    • Lift the fan array out.

  11. Using the spudger, lift the connector on the right. Carefully squeeze the connector on the left and unplug it.
    • Using the spudger, lift the connector on the right.

    • Carefully squeeze the connector on the left and unplug it.

    • Using the spudger, lift the CD/DVD connector by the CPU A RAM slots.

  12. Using a #2 screwdriver, loosen the 9 screws that hold the motherboard in place. There are 3 rows of 3 screws each.  1 row by the back of the computer, 1 row in the middle and 1 row by the fan array.  They are obvious by the black plastic spacer/retainer on them. There are 3 rows of 3 screws each.  1 row by the back of the computer, 1 row in the middle and 1 row by the fan array.  They are obvious by the black plastic spacer/retainer on them.
    • Using a #2 screwdriver, loosen the 9 screws that hold the motherboard in place.

    • There are 3 rows of 3 screws each. 1 row by the back of the computer, 1 row in the middle and 1 row by the fan array. They are obvious by the black plastic spacer/retainer on them.

  13. Using a #2 screwdriver, loosen the screw on the power board.
    • Using a #2 screwdriver, loosen the screw on the power board.

    • Slide it up to disconnect it from the motherboard.

  14. Remove the 2 screws that hold the video card on. Slide the card out of the socket.
    • Remove the 2 screws that hold the video card on.

    • Slide the card out of the socket.

  15. Lift the motherboard and slide it out ofthe connectors on the back of the computer.
    • Lift the motherboard and slide it out ofthe connectors on the back of the computer.

    • Then tip the motherboard up and out of the computer.

Sonuç

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

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