How To Remove The G5 Upper Shelf

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  1. eelhead

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    Oct 24, 2012 at 4:35 AM #1
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    Hi all,


    Here is a quick pic on the main headaches or removing the top shelf in a G5 case.


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    Here you can see the "c"-clip close up


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    Ok here is the back side of the side panel locking tab, you can see the pressure clip nicely seated in place.


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    There you just take that screw driver and nicely pop it out of place, safety glasses on I hope!


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    So now you can just slid that tab right out with no worries. Keep in mind what direction you they point, you can put them on backwards and then you'll be trying to figure out why your case panel doesn't latch lol


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    These are the two pieces out and about


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    Now once you remove these items you then just need to remove all the screws that hold it on the back side of the case.
    Once those are done it will take a bit of maneuvering to then jockey the shelf out.

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    Be sure to have all items in and around the case unscrewed or if possible removed. So pull the DVD player out and unscrew the HDD rack as well and of course this shelf removal can only be done with the main hardware already removed.


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    And there you go,
    Updated 10th of August 2017 :)
     
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    Dec 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM #2
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    Now all I need is your special secret on how to get the "C-clip" back ON!! Oh, man...this is a beating! :banghead:

    Regardless, thanks for this excellent how-to post...it is SPOT-ON!! :thumbup:

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    Dec 21, 2012 at 8:53 PM #3
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    Thanks and your welcome!

    I set the "c" clip on the arm of the latch and then using a small flat headed screw driver I push it back onto the pin.
    If your having issues with the "c" clip staying in place use a piece of clear tape over it all and pop in back together.
     
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    Dec 22, 2012 at 2:48 AM #4
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    Awesome pictures so so helpful, thank you!!! But, fyi, the main retaining nuts on the support bar are not T10 fit, they are actually HEX head 3mm. If you use a T10 there is the chance you could lunch the driver or the nut.

    I was removing them today, and although the other case screws, and in fact the nuts holding the shelf to the back panel are TORX, the nuts holding the latch mechanism are 3mm hex.

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    Dec 22, 2012 at 3:24 AM #5
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    Thanks for that, I couldn't remember lol been a whole long time since doing mine up.
     
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    What if... "hypothetically" someone was doing this and the c clip went flying and was never heard from again despite a substantial search? Any suggestions on replacements?
     
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    Jan 28, 2013 at 1:51 PM #7
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    You can measure it and have a look here http://www.teamassociated.com/parts/hardware/clips/
     
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    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:27 PM #9
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    Order an extra one for me, will ya? My computer workbench is the wet bar at my house. Of course mine went flying & ended up going down the drain of the sink sitting 6" away from my G5 case LOL
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    Jan 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM #10
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    BoomR,
    Might be worth getting out the plumber's wrench and opening the drain trap up to see if it's in there. :lol:
     

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