Good lighting and comfortable access make almost any task go more smoothly. If you're like many Mac Pro owners, your Mac Pro is probably under a desk or table. The first step is to move the Mac Pro to a clean table or desk in a well-lit area.
Discharge Static Electricity
- If the Mac Pro is running, shut it down before proceeding.
- Disconnect any cables that are connected to the Mac Pro, except the power cord. The power cord must be connected, so you can discharge any static buildup through the power cord and into its grounded outlet.
- Discharge any static electricity that has built up on your body by touching the PCI expansion slot cover plates. You'll find these metal plates on the back of the Mac Pro, next to the DVI video connectors for the display. You may feel a slight static shock when you touch the metal cover plates. This is normal; there's no need to be concerned for yourself or the Mac Pro.
- Remove the power cord from the Mac Pro.