How To Remove The G5 Upper Shelf

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  1. psyolent

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    Oct 9, 2014 at 11:12 AM #21
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    thanks heaps for this big help :)
     
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    Jul 1, 2016 at 2:03 AM #22
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    Thanks. I got stuck at this point. I'm doing a complete case disassembly, and re-using it to house an electronic project. This case is built like a tank. There's military electronic gear I maintained that was easier to disassemble.

    Now that you have the shelf out, it's fairly simply to tear the case down to the component level. Once all the theaded fasteners are removed from the perimeter of both sides, the far side of the case can be removed. All that will be left is a bunch of rivets you can drill out.

    Now it's time to re-work the front and back for controls, indicators, and connectors.

    I think I'll name the finished project 'Wasamac' in honor of its parentage :)
     
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    Jul 7, 2016 at 9:52 AM #23
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    Hi all,

    I know that the post was written 5 years ago, and now I'm replying, sorry for that.

    I got stuck to push the pin out. I have no idea how to do that. May anybody tell me how to push it out, this freaking thing? Everything is done, but without this pin, it's just... annoying.

    Thanks in advance. :)

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    Just remove the circlip at the top with a small screwdriver by prying against the pin. Put your finger over it so it doesn't fly off into the wilderness. I use needle nose pliers against the pin and back of the circlip to re-install them. They snap right back into place without any problems.

    If you are going to re-work the case for another project, remove the welded in parts by twisting them gently with a pair of pliers along their lengths. You may need to work along the welds several times before they pop out.

    I'll be using washers as spacers for the side panel locking bar rather than re-using the shelf.
     

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    Jul 7, 2016 at 4:18 PM #25
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    Thanks for your answer. Do you mean something like this, like on my pic? Is that right? I just don't want to break anything.
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    It looks like you have removed the circlip. The screwdriver went between the side of the pin, and inside of the clip. There are two cutouts in the clip for this. The pin should just push through, but the shoulders may have caught on the latch or delrin washer. Try holding it between your thumb and forefinger, then wiggle and push it out. You may have to re-align the washer as well.
     
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    Jul 7, 2016 at 7:19 PM #27
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    Yes.

    I guess, that you don't have that pin anywhere to show me how does it looks like? I have to say, that I don't really undestand what to do, due to my poor level of English.

    If you could take some photos, or even a short film how to get this (...) pin out, I would be very grateful.

    For now, the pin is stucking, it won't go down or up, it spins a bit, like the gray thing too.
     
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    You can see the end of the pin where the C clip was, this pushes away from you (into the case). So using the flat blade screwdriver, go to the other end of the pin (which is shape like a T) and lever the pin towards the inside of the case. There are two (nylon?) washers / bushes, make sure you don't loose them. One of them may get trapped inside the C-clip groove, so them to make sure the pin is centred as it passes through.

    Many thanks to the OP, FINALLY stripped my G5. Now contemplating remove ALL those screws to get access to the back of the motherboard posts.
     
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    Dec 1, 2016 at 4:33 AM #29
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    You're welcome :)
    Glad to still see people do G5 mods.
     
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    I can't believe the whole face has to come off what a pita. While i'm here has any one use te stock motherboard stand offs left in place to mount the new ATX mobo tray to the case?
     
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