iFixit took apart the 2013 Mac Pro. Turns out that, unlike most Apple products, it’s very easy to take apart.
Here are some notes from the Teardown:
– For being so compact, the design is surprisingly modular and easy to disassemble. Non-proprietary Torx screws are used throughout, and several components can be replaced independently.
– While it will require a bit of digging, the CPU is user-replaceable—meaning intrepid fixers should be able to save considerably by upgrading from the base-level processor configuration.
However, there is a negative:
– With some proprietary new connectors and tight cable routing, working on this $3,000 device without a repair manual could be risky.
It’s pretty cool to check out. See it here.