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Power Macintosh
Processor
Upgrade Card
Instructions for installing the processor upgrade card in
Power Macintosh 7500, 7600, 8500, or 9500 series computers
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Contents
Communications regulation information
Introduction
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vii
Which chapter should I read?
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1 Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 7500 or
7600 Series Computers 1
Installing a processor card
2
What to do with the used processor card
11
2 Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 8500
Series Computers 13
Are you installing the appropriate processor card?
Installing a processor card
13
14
What to do with the used processor card
25
3 Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 9500
Series Computers 27
Are you installing the appropriate processor card?
Installing a processor card
27
28
What to do with the used processor card
43
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Communications regulation information
FCC statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device
in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. See instructions if interference to
radio or television reception is suspected.
Radio and television interference
The equipment described in this manual generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency
energy. If it is not installed and used properly—that is, in strict accordance with Apple’s
instructions—it may cause interference with radio and television reception.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device
in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. These specifications are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
Note: When the 10BASE-T Ethernet is connected, the system complies only with the FCC Part
15, Class A limits and the CISPR 22, Class A limits, and may not be used in a residential area.
You can determine whether your computer system is causing interference by turning it off. If
the interference stops, it was probably caused by the computer or one of the peripheral devices.
If your computer system does cause interference to radio or television reception, try to correct
the interference by using one or more of the following measures:
m Turn the television or radio antenna until the interference stops.
m Move the computer to one side or the other of the television or radio.
m Move the computer farther away from the television or radio.
m Plug the computer into an outlet that is on a different circuit from the television or radio.
(That is, make certain the computer and the television or radio are on circuits controlled by
different circuit breakers or fuses.)
If necessary, consult an Apple-authorized service provider or Apple. See the service and support
information that came with your Apple product. Or, consult an experienced radio/television
technician for additional suggestions.
IMPORTANT Changes or modifications to this product not authorized by Apple Computer, Inc.,
could void the FCC Certification and negate your authority to operate the product.
This product was tested for FCC compliance under conditions that included the use of Apple
peripheral devices and Apple shielded cables and connectors between system components. It is
important that you use Apple peripheral devices and shielded cables and connectors between
system components to reduce the possibility of causing interference to radios, television sets,
and other electronic devices. You can obtain Apple peripheral devices and the proper shielded
cables and connectors through an Apple-authorized dealer. For non-Apple peripheral devices,
contact the manufacturer or dealer for assistance.
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Communications Regulation Information
DOC statement
DOC Class B Compliance This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio
noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard
entitled “Digital Apparatus,” ICES-003 of the Department of Communications.
Observation des normes—Classe B Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits
radioélectriques applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme
sur le matériel brouilleur : “Appareils Numériques”, NMB-003 édictée par le ministre des
Communications.
VCCI statement
Communications Regulation Information
v
Introduction
The manual contains all the information you need to install a Power
Macintosh Processor Upgrade Card into your Power Macintosh 7500, 7600,
8500, or 9500 series computer.
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This illustration shows the processor card and the grounding clip and
auxiliary fan that may come with it.
Power Macintosh Processor Card
Grounding clip
Auxiliary fan
IMPORTANT If you install the processor card in a Power Macintosh 7500 or
7600 series computer and the card comes with a grounding clip, you must
install the clip. (You do not need the clip for a Power Macintosh 8500 or 9500
series computer.) If you install the processor card in a Power Macintosh 9500
series computer and the card comes with an auxiliary fan, you should install
the fan. (You do not need the fan for a Power Macintosh 7500, 7600, or 8500
series computer.) If the processor card you are installing does not come with
the auxiliary fan and grounding clip, neither the fan nor the clip is required
for that card.
Which chapter should I read?
If you are installing the processor card in a Power Macintosh 7500 or 7600
computer, read Chapter 1.
If you are installing the processor card in a Power Macintosh 8500, read
Chapter 2.
If you are installing the processor card in a Power Macintosh 9500, read
Chapter 3.
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Introduction
1
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in
Power Macintosh 7500 or 7600 Series Computers
The Power Macintosh Processor Upgrade Card gives your Macintosh 7500 or
7600 computer additional processing power. You can install the upgrade card
in the processor card slot in your computer.
This chapter explains how to remove the processor card currently inside your
computer and replace it with the processor upgrade card. Installing the
processor card is technically challenging. If you prefer, you can ask an Appleauthorized dealer or service provider to install it for a fee. If you attempt to
install the card yourself but experience difficulties, it is recommended that
you have an Apple-authorized service provider complete the process. Apple
does not warranty damage caused by improper removal or installation of
processor cards.
1
Installing a processor card
1
Turn off the computer.
For now, leave the computer plugged in to ground it and protect its
components from static electricity damage.
2
Press the two release buttons under the front panel and slide the cover toward you
approximately two inches.
Locate the two release buttons under the front panel ledge with your fingertips.
While pressing the release buttons, pull the top cover forward
approximately two inches to release it from the chassis.
2
Chapter 1
3
Remove the cover from the computer.
After you’ve slid the cover forward about two inches, lift it straight up and off
the computer.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 7500 or 7600 Series Computers
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4
Touch the metal part of the power supply case inside the computer to discharge static
electricity.
Always do this before you touch any parts, or install any components, inside
the computer.
Power supply case
5
Unplug the power cord from the back of the computer.
Because you discharged static electricity from your body in step 4, you can
unplug the power cord and handle the processor cards. Be sure to avoid
actions that might create static (such as shuffling your feet on the carpet).
Remove the power cord from the back of the computer.
(back of computer)
4
Chapter 1
6
Flip the expansion card cover open.
(front of computer)
Flip the expansion card cover open.
7
Remove the processor card that’s in the computer now.
Pull the card straight up without rocking it side-to-side. Do not pull on the
heat sink because you might damage the card or your computer.
Processor card
Heat sink
Processor card slot
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8
Remove the new processor card from its static-proof bag.
WARNING The processor card can be damaged by static electricity. To
avoid damaging the card, hold it only by the edges—do not touch the
gold contacts or the heat sink. While handling the card, avoid actions
that might create static. For example, do not walk or shuffle your feet on
the carpet.
To avoid touching the gold contacts or the heat sink, hold the card by its
edges.
Heat sink (shaded gray here)
Gold contacts (two rows)
6
Chapter 1
9
Align the connectors on the card with the processor card slot.
Processor card
Heat sink
Processor card slot
10
Press the card gently but firmly until the gold contacts are fully inserted.
Don’t rock the card from side-to-side and don’t press down on the heat sink,
or you may damage the card or your computer
m You may feel the card going into the slot in two stages: the first row of
contacts slides in, and then the second row. Be sure that you push the card
all the way into the slot.
m Don’t force the card. If you meet a lot of resistance, pull the card out and
try again.
m When the card is properly installed, you cannot see any of the gold
contacts.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 7500 or 7600 Series Computers
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11
Install the grounding clip.
The clip slides over one wall of the top chassis. Make sure the grounding clip
also touches the processor card heat sink.
Grounding clip
Processor card heat sink
(back of computer)
8
Chapter 1
Top chassis
12
Close the expansion card cover and snap it into place.
If the cover won’t close, make sure the processor card has been inserted all
the way into the processor card slot.
(front of computer)
Flip the expansion card cover closed and snap it into place.
Be sure to snap the cover back down on both ends.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 7500 or 7600 Series Computers
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13
Replace the cover on the computer.
Set the top cover down so that there is about a two-inch
gap between the back of the top cover and the back of
the chassis.
Slide the top cover all the way back
until it snaps into place.
10
Chapter 1
14
Plug the power cord into the computer again.
Plug the power cord into the back of the computer.
(back of computer)
You are now finished installing the card. You may turn on the computer and
start using the new card.
WARNING Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and
external parts are in place. Operating the computer when it is open or
missing parts can be dangerous, and can damage your computer.
What to do with the used processor card
Put the used card into an antistatic bag. (You may want to use the one that
contained the new card you just installed.)
It is possible that the processor card you removed can be used as an upgrade
card for another Power Macintosh. For information about the cards you can
use in specific computers, be sure to see the single-page document Swapping
Processor Upgrade Cards.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 7500 or 7600 Series Computers
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2
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in
Power Macintosh 8500 Series Computers
The Power Macintosh Processor Upgrade Card gives your Macintosh 8500
computer additional processing power. You can install the upgrade card in the
processor card slot in your computer.
This chapter explains how to remove the processor card currently inside your
computer and replace it with the processor upgrade card. Installing the
processor card is technically challenging. If you prefer, you can ask an Appleauthorized dealer or service provider to install it for a fee. If you attempt to
install the card yourself but experience difficulties, it is recommended that
you have an Apple-authorized service provider complete the process. Apple
does not warranty damage caused by improper removal or installation of
processor cards.
Are you installing the appropriate processor card?
Before you begin, make sure the new processor card you are installing gives
you a higher speed (in number of megahertz) than the one already inside
your computer. For example, a 132 MHz processor card is generally faster
than a 120 MHz card.
13
Installing a processor card
1
To turn off the computer, choose Shut Down from the Special menu.
For now, leave the computer plugged in to ground it and protect its
components from static electricity damage.
2
Loosen the four large screws at the corners of the back panel.
Do not completely remove the screws or the back panel.
14
Chapter 2
3
Remove the cover from the computer.
Slide the cover away from the back panel an inch or two. Then raise the cover
straight up and off the computer.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 8500 Series Computers
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4
Touch the metal part of the power supply case inside the computer to discharge static
electricity.
Always do this before you touch any parts, or install any components, inside
the computer.
Power supply case
5
Unplug the power cord from the back of the computer.
Because you discharged static electricity from your body in step 4, you can
unplug the power cord and handle the processor cards. Be sure to avoid
actions that might create static (such as shuffling your feet on the carpet).
Remove the power cord from the back of the computer.
16
Chapter 2
6
Lower the retainer.
To lower the retainer, squeeze the sides to unlatch it.
7
For easy access to the processor card slot, remove the retainer.
Press the small button on the floor of the computer near the left leg of the
retainer. Then slide the retainer to the right and remove it.
Button
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8
Gently lay the computer on its side on a clean, stable surface.
This makes it easier to insert the new processor card correctly.
18
Chapter 2
9
Remove the processor card that’s in the computer now.
Grasp the edges of the card firmly and pull the card out of the slot. Pull the
card straight up without rocking it side-to-side. Do not pull on the heat sink
because you might damage the card or your computer.
Processor card slot
Heat sink
Processor card
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 8500 Series Computers
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10
Remove the new processor card from its static-proof bag.
WARNING The processor card can be damaged by static electricity. To
avoid damaging the card, hold it only by the edges—do not touch the
gold contacts or the heat sink. While handling the card, avoid actions
that might create static. For example, do not walk or shuffle your feet on
the carpet.
To avoid touching the gold contacts or the heat sink, hold the card by its
edges.
Heat sink (shaded gray here)
Gold contacts (two rows)
20
Chapter 2
11
Align the connector end of the card with the processor card slot.
12
Insert the card into the guides and slide it into place.
Card guide
Card guide
Processor card slot
Heat sink
Processor card
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 8500 Series Computers
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13
Press the card gently but firmly until the gold contacts are fully inserted.
Don’t rock the card from side-to-side and don’t press down on the heat sink,
or you may damage the card or your computer.
m You may feel the card going into the slot in two stages: the first row of
contacts slides in, and then the second row. Be sure that you push the card
all the way into the slot.
m Don’t force the card. If you meet a lot of resistance, pull the card out and
try again.
m When the card is properly installed, you can’t see any of the gold contacts.
14
Lift the computer back to its upright position.
15
Replace the retainer.
Press and hold down the small button on the floor of the computer. Then
slide the retainer to the left, engaging the two plastic loops on the floor of the
computer. When the retainer is in place, the button pops up and secures it.
Plastic loop
Button
22
Chapter 2
16
Raise the retainer back into place.
Snap the retainer
back into place.
Processor card
This guide on the retainer engages
the processor card in the computer.
IMPORTANT If the retainer cannot close so that both sides are latched, the
processor card is not fully inserted. Repeat the process, starting at step 7.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 8500 Series Computers
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17
Replace the cover on the computer.
Lower the cover all the way down onto the case. Push the cover back until it
touches the back panel.
18
Tighten the screws on the back panel.
19
Plug the power cord into the computer again.
You are now finished installing the card. You may turn on the computer and
start using the new card.
WARNING Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and
external parts are in place. Operating the computer when it is open or
missing parts can be dangerous, and can damage your computer.
24
Chapter 2
What to do with the used processor card
Put the used card into an antistatic bag. (You may want to use the one that
contained the new card you just installed.)
It is possible that the processor card you removed can be used as an upgrade
card for another Power Macintosh. For information about the cards you can
use in specific computers, be sure to see the single-page document Swapping
Processor Upgrade Cards.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 8500 Series Computers
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3
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in
Power Macintosh 9500 Series Computers
The Power Macintosh Processor Upgrade Card gives your Macintosh 9500
computer additional processing power. You can install the upgrade card in the
processor card slot in your computer.
This chapter explains how to remove the processor card currently inside your
computer and replace it with the processor upgrade card. Installing the
processor card is technically challenging. If you prefer, you can ask an Appleauthorized dealer or service provider to install it for a fee. If you attempt to
install the card yourself but experience difficulties, it is recommended that
you have an Apple-authorized service provider complete the process. Apple
does not warranty damage caused by improper removal or installation of
processor cards.
Are you installing the appropriate processor card?
Before you begin, make sure the new processor card you are installing gives
you a higher speed (in number of megahertz) than the one already inside
your computer. For example, a 132 MHz processor card is generally faster
than a 120 MHz card.
27
Installing a processor card
1
To turn off the computer, choose Shut Down from the Special menu.
For now, leave the computer plugged in to ground it and protect its
components from static electricity damage.
2
Loosen the six large screws at the corners and sides of the back panel.
Do not completely remove the screws or the back panel.
28
Chapter 3
3
Remove the cover from the computer.
Slide the cover away from the back panel an inch or two. Then raise the cover
straight up and off the computer.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 9500 Series Computers
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4
Touch the metal part of the power supply case inside the computer to discharge static
electricity.
Always do this before you touch any parts, or install any components, inside
the computer.
Power supply case
30
Chapter 3
5
Unplug the power cord from the back of the computer.
Because you discharged static electricity from your body in step 4, you can
unplug the power cord and handle the processor cards. Be sure to avoid
actions that might create static (such as shuffling your feet on the carpet).
Remove the power cord from the back of the computer.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 9500 Series Computers
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6
Lower the auxiliary fan.
Squeeze the sides and pull it down.
To lower the auxiliary fan, squeeze the sides to unlatch it.
32
Chapter 3
7
Unplug the auxiliary fan from the main logic board.
Plug
Connector
Unplug the auxiliary fan from the main logic board.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 9500 Series Computers
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8
Remove the auxiliary fan.
To unlatch the fan, press the small button on the floor of the computer, near
the left leg of the fan. Then slide the fan to the right and remove it.
Button
34
Chapter 3
9
Gently lay the computer on its side on a clean, stable surface.
This makes it easier to remove the old processor card and insert the new card
correctly.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 9500 Series Computers
35
10
Remove the processor card that’s in the computer now.
Grasp the edges of the card firmly and pull the card out of the slot. Pull the
card straight up without rocking it side-to-side. Do not pull on the heat sink
because you might damage the card or your computer.
Processor card slot
Heat sink
36
Chapter 3
Processor card
11
Remove the new processor card from its static-proof bag.
WARNING The processor card can be damaged by static electricity. To
avoid damaging the card, hold it only by the edges—do not touch the
gold contacts or the heat sink. While handling the card, avoid actions
that might create static. For example, do not walk or shuffle your feet on
the carpet.
To avoid touching the gold contacts or the heat sink, hold the card by its
edges.
Heat sink (shaded gray here)
Gold contacts (two rows)
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 9500 Series Computers
37
12
Align the connector end of the card with the processor card slot.
13
Insert the card into the guides and slide it into place.
Card guide
Processor card slot
Heat sink
38
Chapter 3
Processor card
Card guide
14
Press the card gently but firmly until the gold contacts are fully inserted.
Don’t rock the card from side-to-side and don’t press down on the heat sink,
or you may damage the card or your computer.
m You may feel the card going into the slot in two stages: the first row of
contacts slides in, and then the second row. Be sure that you push the card
all the way into the slot.
m Don’t force the card. If you meet a lot of resistance, pull the card out and
try again.
m When the card is properly installed, you can’t see any of the gold contacts.
15
Lift the computer back to its upright position.
16
Install the new auxiliary fan.
Press and hold down the small button on the floor of the computer. Then
slide the fan to the left, engaging the two plastic loops on the floor of the
computer. When the fan is in place, the button pops up and secures it.
Plastic loop
Button
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17
Plug the new auxiliary fan into the connector on the main logic board.
There is only one correct way to insert the plug. Notice that the notch on the
plug must face up.
Plug
Connector
Plug the auxiliary fan into the connector on the main logic board.
40
Chapter 3
18
Lift the auxiliary fan back into place.
Snap the auxiliary
fan back into place.
Processor card
This guide on the auxiliary fan housing
engages the processor card in the computer.
IMPORTANT If the retainer cannot close so that both sides are latched, the
processor card is not fully inserted. Repeat the process, starting at step 7.
Installing a Processor Upgrade Card in Power Macintosh 9500 Series Computers
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19
Replace the cover on the computer.
Lower the cover all the way down onto the case. Push the cover back until it
touches the back panel.
20
Tighten the screws on the back panel.
21
Plug the power cord into the computer again.
You are now finished installing the card. You may turn on the computer and
start using the new card.
WARNING Never turn on your computer unless all of its internal and
external parts are in place. Operating the computer when it is open or
missing parts can be dangerous, and can damage your computer.
42
Chapter 3
What to do with the used processor card
Put the used card into an antistatic bag. (You may want to use the one that
contained the new card you just installed.)
It is possible that the processor card you removed can be used as an upgrade
card for another Power Macintosh. For information about the cards you can
use in specific computers, be sure to see the single-page document Swapping
Processor Upgrade Cards.
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