Part Location

1. Disconnect the optical drive ribbon cable from the logic board and move the cable out of the way.

Disconnect the following five cables from the front panel board:

  • FireWire 800 cable from connector J200
  • USB cable from connector J201
  • Front panel board power cable from connector J202
  • Front panel board audio cable from connector J600
  • Power button cable from connector J800

3. Using a magnetized #1 Phillips screwdriver, remove the five front panel board mounting screws.

4. Lift the front panel board out of the computer.

Note: If you are replacing the front panel board with a new front panel board, separate the EMI shield from the back of the board and transfer it to the new front panel board.

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