Apple ATA Drive Cable User's Manual

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Power Mac G4 / Macintosh Server G4

ATA Drive Cable

Replacement Instructions

Be sure to follow the instructions in this sheet carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could result in damage to your equipment and may void your warranty.

Note: Written and video instructions covering customer-installable parts are available at

Tools Required

No tools are required for this procedure.

Opening the Computer

Warning: Always turn off your computer before opening it to avoid damaging its internal components.


Place your computer on a clean, flat surface.


If you think your computer is in sleep, press the power button on the front of the computer to wake it.


Shut down your computer by opening the Special menu and choosing Shut Down.

Then wait five minutes for the computer’s internal components to cool down.


If you attached a security cable through the computer’s lockable cover latch, remove the cable.


Unplug all other cables from the computer except the power cord.


Touch the metal PCI access covers on the back of the computer. (Figure 1A)

Important: To avoid electrostatic discharge, always ground yourself by touching the port access covers before you touch any parts or install any components inside the computer. To avoid static electricity building back up in your body, do not walk around the room until you have completed your installation and closed the computer.


Unplug the power cord.

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Lift the latch on the right side access panel. (Figure 1B)


Gently lower the access panel until it lies flat. To avoid scratching the case, lower the panel onto a soft, clean cloth. (Figure 2)

Warning: If you see any lights glowing on the main logic board, the computer has not been shut down. Close the side access panel and shut down the computer before proceeding.

Removing the Installed Cable


Disconnect the ATA cable from the logic board. (Figure 3A)

2 Disconnect the ATA cable from the hard drive (Figure 3B) , and remove the cable from the computer.

Note: Dispose of this cable; do not return it to Apple.

Installing the Replacement Cable


Connect the replacement ATA cable to the drive.

Note: If you are connecting the cable to two drives installed in the drive carrier, attach the connector at the end of the cable to the bottom drive.


Connect the other end of the ATA cable to the logic board.

Closing the Computer


Raise the side access panel, lift the latch, and press the panel against the case until it snaps securely into place.


Reconnect all cables and restart your computer.

Warning: Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and external parts are in place and it is closed. Operating the computer when it is open or missing parts can damage your computer or cause injury.

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