No worries, thanks for saving a copy of the original too. I saved it to my website server and put it up on my mac pro page as for some reason, Zapros site is down and all info lost. Hopefully it will not be lost again. I quite enjoyed doing them actually!
The mounts need removing that are situated under the board. You need to fashion some mounts. I used some aluminium strip, put a threaded hole into each square then screwed in a mount. These were then glued into position with Liquid metal epoxy.
The alloy strip I used was 20 mm x 1.5 mm thick. I cut it into 20 mm lengths and tapped a 3 mm thread into the middle. That matched my standoffs. I found some long standoffs in a case I already had, but you could achieve a similar height by screwing 2 together. Your araldite rapid should do the trick. This is the trickiest mod I did to date, so take your time. Shame zapros site is still down as there were some good photos of that.
Mogwai77 i think i'm gonna try it that way too. Did you have to remove all the Apple standoffs? or just create yourown where needed? I thought i'd take one of the apple ones out, take it to work, find some Alu, find the correct thickness and make like 10 of them. Attach to my Mobo then glue in.
Aquamac I'll take some shots of me making the ones i'll use.. enough to help anyone else who may need to know.
AquaMac I'm begining to see what you had ment about this being tricky! Took me 2 hours to remove the fan mount from between the PSU and DVD drives. And i'm still having a hard time getting the Drive bay to side in nice. Thats what i get for not buying a fully modular PSU.
Cheers Mogwai77, I've had to delay my standoffs until tomorrow as the engineer thats gonna fashion the new ones is busy today. Hoping to do the wiring tomorrow too.
Will be ordering the CPU Heatsink Cover tomorrow too. check out WeFixMac store on eBay UK.. if they dont list it... just ask for it. there great.. shipping is pricy but this stuff is had to get ya hands on.
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As Mogwai says, the standoffs come off quite easily with a pair of pliers. Just clamp each one and bend it over. It will suddenly "give" without doing any damage. I left the others that were not in the way as they can be useful to fix other bits to or in yout case the fan shroud. Look forward to seeing all your "GEAR" in position.