The Quicksilver uses a 4x AGP slot. At this time Apple was using the Apple Display Connector which provided power through the AGP card removing the need for an additional power cable. Until AGP 8x came along. I received several warnings regarding that the device ID did not match currently but I was flashing I closed my eyes, prayed and ignored the warnings. It flashed sucessfully. I removed it from the PC, shoved it in the Mac and it booted beautifully. Important: If you are replacing the logic board, transfer the processor module, video card, PCI cards, AirPort card, memory cards, modem, and video card connector clip if present from the original logic board to the new board.
Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the logic board mounting screws. Remove the standoff that attaches to the FireWire board. Lift the board out of the computer. Important: If you are replacing the logic board, you must transfer the processor module, jumper, video card, PCI cards, memory cards, FireWire board, and modem from the original logic board to the replace-ment board. You must also cover the processor jumper with a j -ffli Take Apart Logic Board, PCI Graphics - 56 new warranty sticker, which comes with the replacement logic board.
Push down on the connector clips to unlock the DIMM. Holding the DIMM by both top corners, lift straight up out of the slot. Do not rock the DIMM from side to side. Note: The Power Mac G4 supports a total of three internal hard drives. It can accommodate up to two Ultra ATA drives in drive bay 3, near the rear of the computer. ATA drives are not supported in drive bay 1 or 2. One factory-installed drive has ID 0; a second factory- installed drive has ID 1. Disconnect the Ultra ATA hard drive data cable and the hard drive power cable P3 from the hard drive. Remove the hard drive carrier mounting screw.
Pull the drive carrier back and lift up at an angle to release the carrier tabs from the slots in the chassis. Remove the carrier and drive from the computer. If you're returning the drive to Apple, remove the screws that mount the hard drive to the carrier. Lift the hard drive from the carrier. Note: Drives must be returned to Apple in Apple packaging, without cables or carriers. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in a packaging noncompliance charge.
For more information, refer to the service parts database. Then place the second drive in the carrier's upper bay and attach screws through the sides of the carrier into the sides of the drive. Note that tightening screws on the left side of the carrier bends the arms of the carrier into the drive, holding it securely. Note: This computer supports a total of three internal hard drives. If it came with two drives, the second one is installed in bay 2.
If a third drive is installed, it's in bay 3. Usually the computer uses the drive in bay 1 to start up. Any up or down motion to the connector could damage the drive. Replacement Note: The power cables attach to drives as follows: P5 attaches to bay 1 P2 attaches to bay 2 P3 attaches to bay 3 3.
If you're returning the drive to Apple, remove the SCSI data cable and terminator black plastic housing from the top of the drive.
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The cable and terminator are attached to the drive with double-stick foam tape. If you're returning the drive to Apple, you must also remove the hard drive carrier. Remove the four screws from the carrier and lift out the drive. If you're replacing the thermal pad on the drive, remove the old pad and apply the new pad to the same area on the drive.
Note: Make sure no external cable is attached to the card. Remove the two support plate mounting screws from the bottom of the unit.
Carrier Support Plate - 79 2. Lift the plate at an angle and remove it from the computer. Note: You remove the drive carrier from the computer with the drives attached to the carrier. Supporting the bottom of the carrier, slide it back and rotate it so you can reach the drive cables. Slide the drive out of the carrier. From inside the chassis, behind the front panel, push the bezel tab forward to release the right side of the bezel.
Disconnect the hook on the left side of the bezel from the front panel and remove the bezel from the computer. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the four Zip drive mounting screws. From inside the chassis, behind the front panel, push the two bezel tabs forward to release the drive bezel from the front panel. Disconnect the bezel from the hinges on the front left side and remove the bezel from the computer.
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Remove the two screws on the drive carrier. From inside the chassis, push the drive carrier forward about 1 inch. Important: The carrier may be difficult to push forward due to EMI tape on the carrier's underside holding it in place. Continue pushing forward until the carrier is released. Continue sliding the drive carrier out of the computer.
Important: The drive carrier may be difficult to push forward due to the EMI gasket and tape located on the underside of the carrier directly below the Zip drive. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the drive carrier mounting screws. Slide the drive s out of the carrier.
Replacement Note: When inserting the drive carrier into the computer, make sure the carrier tab slides into the hole on the stationary drive shelf. Remove the two screws that mount the fan bracket to the chassis. Replacement Note: Use the longer of the two screws to secure the cable holder and the fan bracket. Lift the fan bracket out of the computer. Power Mac G4 Quicksilvers - Perform the following procedure only if you are replacing the fan.
Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the four screws securing the fan to the fan bracket. Lift the fan from the fan bracket. Take Apart Fan, Power Mac G4 Quicksilvers - Replacement Note: When replacing the fan in the bracket, make sure the arrows on the side of the fan point away from the bracket. Remove the two screws on the fan bracket. Pull the fan bracket down to access the power-to-fan connector.
Disconnect the power- to-fan connector. Replacement Note: The fan bracket has two holes on the top that join with two tabs on the chassis. If the tabs aren't inserted into the holes, the screws that secure the fan bracket to the chassis won't align properly. Disconnect the main power cable from the logic board and the power cables to any hard drives.
Using a 2. On the inside of the chassis, remove the screw that attaches the power supply to the power supply shelf.
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Slide the power supply forward toward the front of the computer. Maneuver the power supply clearing the security bar on the inside and upper chassis and its cables out of the chassis. Replacement Note: You must set the power supply voltage switch to the correct setting 1 1 5 V in the U. Power Mac G4 Quicksilvers - 1 29 1 2 Using your thumbs, press the tabs in on the speaker shield. Rotate the shield and remove it from the chassis. Push the speaker tab in and pull the speaker housing back to release it. Remove the speaker housing from the computer.
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Remove the speaker from the speaker housing. Note: The speaker and speaker housing are separate parts. Using your thumbs, press the tabs in on the front panel shield. Gently pull the front panel shield away from the chassis. Disconnect the front panel cable from the front panel board. Push in and pry up on the three tiny metal tabs to release the front panel board from the front panel shield. Antenna - 1 40 Antenna Note: The antenna is routed through the chassis in two ways: under the logic board and through drive bay 1.
Do not remove or replace the antenna if it is routed under the logic board. To replace this type of antenna, you must replace the entire chassis. Disconnect the antenna cable from the AirPort card if installed. Free the antenna cable from the cable clamp and the fan bracket. Top Handles, Front and Rear - 1 44 1. Lift the handle from the computer.
Top Handles, Front and Rear - 1 45 Handle 3 Bumps Replacement Note: When installing the top handles front and rear orient them so that the three tiny bumps on the handle are in the orientation shown in the photo. The handle won't fit properly if it's turned upside down. The top front and top rear handles are interchangeable. Slide the top panel back, towards the power supply, to unhook the tabs.
Lift the top panel from the chassis. A Warning: When the computer is upside down or the lower supports are removed, the computer can be unstable. Lift the lower front panel or the lower rear panel from the chassis. There are no screws holding these panels to the chassis; the front and rear supports hold them in place.
Important: These panels are keyed. The notch goes on the access panel side. Take Apart Front Panel - 1 53 1. Open the side access panel. Locate the front panel tabs. Using a screwdriver, carefully push the front panel tabs inward to release them from the chassis. Pull the front panel off the chassis.
Note: If you are installing a new front panel on Power Mac G4 Quicksilvers , transfer the blank or Zip bezel from the original panel to the new panel.
Rear Vented Panel - 1 59 1. Remove the three 2. Push in on the six tabs to release the panel from the chassis. Once the tabs are released, carefully pull the rear panel forward to remove. Slide the panel toward the hard drives, freeing the latch panel from the tabs on the chassis.
Note: Circles indicate tab locations. Remove the latch panel. Remove the four 2. Remove the right side panel from the chassis. Left Side Panel - 1 68 1. Left Side Panel - 1 69 2. Remove the fan screws and drop the fan bracket down to access the plastic panel tabs protruding through the side chassis on the left side panel. Left Side Panel - 1 70 4. Using a needlenose pliers, squeeze the tabs located behind the fan bracket to release the left side panel from the metal chassis. Lift the left side panel from the chassis.
Using a jeweler's screwdriver and working from right to left, carefully pry the plastic tabs away from the metal frame. This test automatically runs whenever the computer is powered on after being fully shut down the power-on self test does not run if the machine is only restarted. If a problem is detected during the test, you will not hear a normal startup chime. Instead, the system will beep as explained below. The ROM is bad and probably cannot be fixed. P Board III! The processor should rarely fail and should be replaced only as a last resort.
Processor modules can be ordered from Service. Refer to "Processor Module" in the Take Apart chapter for more information. The PMU is a computer within a computer. Important: Be very careful when handling the main logic board. Remove the battery when handling the logic board so the PMU is not affected.
Many system problems can be resolved by resetting the PMU chip. Disconnect the power cord and check the battery in the battery holder BT1. The battery should read 3. If the battery is bad, replace the battery, wait ten seconds, and then reset the PMU refer to the next step. If the battery is good, go to the next step. Press the PMU reset switch S1 once on the logic board and then proceed to step 3. WAIT ten seconds before connecting the power cord and powering the computer on.
If the computer powers on, go to the next step. Run Apple Hardware Test and return the computer to the customer. Be sure to reset the computer's time, date, and other system parameter settings before returning the computer to the customer. It indicates that there is power to the board and does not imply a fault condition. Note that when you replace the logic board on a Power Macintosh G4 PCI Graphics , you must also change the processor jumper block and warranty sticker to be compatible with the processor module.
Failure to install the jumper block properly will result in a unit that does not boot up. Many system problems can be resolved by resetting the Cuda chip see the Symptom Charts for examples. Press the Cuda reset button on the logic board to reset the Cuda chip. The Cuda reset button is located on the logic board to the right of the battery. Refer to the Logic Board Diagram earlier in this chapter for location information.
Whenever you have a Power Macintosh G4 PCI Graphics computer that fails to power up, you should follow this procedure before replacing any modules. Limit one exchange per customer. Note that warranty covers repair and return only after the DOA period. We also offer extended warranty packages which will increase the warranty on your used Mac to either six months or one year! If a different OS is desired or required, please contact one of our sales representatives, as sometimes the OS upgrade paths can be tricky or have issues you should be made aware of ahead of time.