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Going to take apart my Power Mac 8600/250!

Tools:

#1 Phillips screwdriver

Spudger/Flathead screwdriver

Your hands!

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  1. Power Macintosh 8600(250) Teardown, Power Macintosh 8600(250) Teardown: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • There she is! i'm missing the bezel around the floppy drive :(

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    • Start by pressing the big green button. And pulling the door away and up from the computer.

    • And on the Back of the door is the fan.

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    • Now it's best to lay the computer flat.

    • And to flip up the tabs, grab the handle and open.

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    • The innards, motherboard, daughter board, RAM and so fourth.

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    • Now the speaker

    • Remove the speaker wires

    • And the fan wires from the motherboard

    • Push in the two plastic tabs on either side and lift the speaker up and out.

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    • The PRAM battery!

    • Remove the housing by pulling it out and then take the battery out.

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    • The processor, firmly grasp and pull out.

    • Remove the 4 #1 Phillips screws

    • And push the 4 tabs off of the board

    High failure rate - these bassas’

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  8. Power Macintosh 8600(250) Teardown: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Any video card or usb card, mine happens to be an ethernet 10/100 card.

    • Unfortunately there are 6 spaces but only 3 slots on the motherboard :(

    • Remove the #1 Phillips screw and pull the card out.

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    • RAM and VRAM slots!

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    • Moving on to the CD, ZIP, and Floppy drives (best to close computer now)

    • Remove the bezels and if I had the top one remove that too.

    • Remove the 6 phillips screws and pull the metal frames out.

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    • Remove the data and power cables

    • Pay special attention to this one, it has a clip on it, it helps to use a flathead or a spudger.

    • Pull the drives out of the bay.

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    • Now the hard drive.

    • Remove the two phillips screws

    • And the data and power cables (might help to remove them as you pull the drive out)

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    • The power source

    • Remove the two connectors

    • There is a clip holding the wires in place. Separate and remove the wires. (both sets)

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    • Now remove the 4 phillips screws (it's best to start with the bottom two)

    • And pull it out while de-threading the wires.

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Nice. I got a beige G3 300 Mhz, the case is similar. Maybe I could also make a teardown.

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