Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:21 PM
Feel free to take the image below and edit it to point out how!
Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:38 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:42 PM
Indeed, the ring is keeping everything together. You must pull the ring out by making it turn around out of the metal circle. All the parts come out then.
Thanks for the tip - it's sort of a tough job!
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:54 PM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:02 PM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:45 PM
I got it off in the end, it's important to point out that you don't have to worry about damaging the PCB since it's not electronic. The only things you have to mind are the solder points, but I ended up using a knife to push the metal ring around, scratching the PCB but causing no damage. Getting it back on was equally as tricky, but I managed in the end!
Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:52 PM
1. Turn the ring that holds all the parts using a spudger or a screwdriver
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2. Using thin-ended pliers, squeeze the ring to remove it
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Please excuse my quick and dirty Photoshop
Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:56 PM
Thanks for pointing that, I did not know about the non electronic PCB
That's great news!
I got it off in the end, it's important to point out that you don't have to worry about damaging the PCB since it's not electronic. The only things you have to mind are the solder points,
but I ended up using a knife to push the metal ring around, scratching the PCB but causing no damage. Getting it back on was equally as tricky, but I managed in the end!
Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:30 PM
Will make a better one for the How-to. Btw, your photoshop is quick but not dirty .
Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:38 AM
Lemme know when that post has been edited so I can pin it!
Wil pm you when ready. Thanks . In the meantime, this old not yet How-to can be added, it start @post 708:
Here some pix, difficult to do inside the case because of the brightness, I took the pix with the removed parts on the table .
Left of the green panel, the light grey spot is the open circle which maintains the panel in place.
Right of the green panel, the bright grey spot is the metal piece under the green panel which maintains the button in place.
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Once the panel button out,
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you will see the metal keeping the button in place and underneath the button itself
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Now you only have to put back the parts in the other case in the reverse order.
I use this to extract the parts :
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 09:46 PM
I know this isn't a recent topic but I hope someone can help me out.
I've seem to have lost the circlip which holds the power button in place. does anyone know what size it is ? and perhaps where I could buy one ? or even where to buy a used power button ? we love macs sells a kit which has the part I need but I think 69.99 is a bit expensive. http://www.welovemacs.com/0761200.html
Posted 09 January 2015 - 02:24 AM
I have had luck at auto-parts stores finding obscure c-clips and what not. Sounds odd, but head down to Autozone and give them a look-see.
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