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Use this guide to upgrade or replace your optical drive.

  1. Loosen the two captive Phillips screws securing the access door to the iMac. Remove the access door from the iMac.
    • Loosen the two captive Phillips screws securing the access door to the iMac.

    • Remove the access door from the iMac.

    • Before beginning the repair, unplug the computer and press and hold the power switch for 20-30 seconds, to discharge internal capacitors.

  2. Remove the following four screws:
    • Remove the following four screws:

    • Three 6 mm T8 Torx.

    • One 8 mm T8 Torx.

  3. Flip your iMac over and lay it stand-side down on a flat surface. To lift the front bezel off the iMac, simultaneously:
    • Flip your iMac over and lay it stand-side down on a flat surface.

    • To lift the front bezel off the iMac, simultaneously:

    • Use your thumbs to press in the RAM arms and hold the iMac down.

    • Use your index fingers to pull the small bridge of material on the front bezel toward yourself.

    • Pull the Front bezel up with your index fingers.

    • Once the small bridge of material has cleared the RAM arms, lift the front bezel by its lower edge just enough to clear the bottom edge of the rear case.

  4. Re-orient your iMac so it sits upright on the stand. Insert a plastic card up into the corner of the air vent slot near the top of the rear case. Push the card toward the top of the iMac to release the front bezel latch.
    • Re-orient your iMac so it sits upright on the stand.

    • Insert a plastic card up into the corner of the air vent slot near the top of the rear case.

    • Push the card toward the top of the iMac to release the front bezel latch.

    • Pull the front bezel away from the rear case.

    • Repeat this process for the other side of the front bezel.

    • It may be necessary to apply several layers of duct tape to the top of the access card to aid in releasing the latches.

    • If the bezel refuses to release, try pressing the lower edge back onto the rear case and repeat this opening process.

  5. Lay your iMac stand-side down on a table.
    • Lay your iMac stand-side down on a table.

    • Lift the front bezel from its lower edge and rotate it away from the rest of your iMac, minding the RAM arms that may get caught.

    • Lay the front bezel above the rest of the iMac.

  6. If necessary, remove the piece of kapton tape(it is ok to toss this) wrapped around the microphone and camera cables.
    • If necessary, remove the piece of kapton tape(it is ok to toss this) wrapped around the microphone and camera cables.

  7. Disconnect both the camera and microphone cables. Disconnect both the camera and microphone cables.
    • Disconnect both the camera and microphone cables.

  8. Peel up the lower EMI shield from the rear case.
    • Peel up the lower EMI shield from the rear case.

    • It is only necessary to peel the shield up from three sides. Leave it attached to the display.

    • We have found it helpful to tape the EMI shield against the display to keep it out of the way.

  9. Remove the two 4.8 mm T6 Torx screws securing the display data cable to the logic board. Grab the display data cable connector by its black tab and pull it straight up off the logic board.
    • Remove the two 4.8 mm T6 Torx screws securing the display data cable to the logic board.

    • Grab the display data cable connector by its black tab and pull it straight up off the logic board.

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  11. Inverter cable on 24inch iMac pulls off to the left.
    • Inverter cable on 24inch iMac pulls off to the left.

    • Pull the inverter cable connector straight up off its socket on the logic board.

  12. Peel back the aluminum EMI tape from the two vertical edges of the display.
    • Peel back the aluminum EMI tape from the two vertical edges of the display.

    • During reassembly, it is helpful to use several small strips of tape to hold the EMI shielding along the left and right edges of the display footprint out of the way before lowering the display into the rear case of your iMac.

    • Allow the EMI shield to hang down from the display.

    • Remove the four 8 mm with 2 mm thick head coarse-thread T10 Torx screws securing the display to the rear case.

    • These screws are recessed, so a thin screwdriver such as this is essential for removal. Bit drivers tend to be too short for this application.

    • It is strongly recommended to use a magnetized screwdriver so the screws won't fall into the iMac.

  13. Lift the display from its lower edge and pull it toward yourself to peel off the EMI shield attached to its top edge.
    • Lift the display from its lower edge and pull it toward yourself to peel off the EMI shield attached to its top edge.

    • Be mindful of any cables that may get caught during removal.

  14. Remove the two 7 mm T10 Torx screws securing the optical drive clip to the logic board.
    • Remove the two 7 mm T10 Torx screws securing the optical drive clip to the logic board.

  15. Remove the optical drive clip.
    • Remove the optical drive clip.

  16. Pull the optical drive thermal sensor cable connector away from its socket on the logic board.
    • Pull the optical drive thermal sensor cable connector away from its socket on the logic board.

  17. Squeeze the two optical drive bracket ears together while pulling the drive toward yourself. It may be helpful to hold the logic board down near the optical drive connector when pulling the drive toward yourself to avoid both components lifting together.
    • Squeeze the two optical drive bracket ears together while pulling the drive toward yourself.

    • It may be helpful to hold the logic board down near the optical drive connector when pulling the drive toward yourself to avoid both components lifting together.

    • Pull the optical drive away from the side of the rear panel and remove it from the iMac.

  18. Remove the two T6 Torx screws securing the connector board to the optical drive. Pull the connector board away from the optical drive.
    • Remove the two T6 Torx screws securing the connector board to the optical drive.

    • Pull the connector board away from the optical drive.

  19. Remove the two T10 Torx screws from each side of the optical drive (four screws total). Remove the two T10 Torx screws from each side of the optical drive (four screws total).
    • Remove the two T10 Torx screws from each side of the optical drive (four screws total).

  20. Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the EMI gasket from the underside of the optical drive.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the EMI gasket from the underside of the optical drive.

    • Don't forget to transfer this to your new drive.

  21. Use the sharp end of a spudger to push the optical drive bracket tabs out of their slots on the bottom of the optical drive. Use the sharp end of a spudger to push the optical drive bracket tabs out of their slots on the bottom of the optical drive.
    • Use the sharp end of a spudger to push the optical drive bracket tabs out of their slots on the bottom of the optical drive.

  22. Using the sharp end of a spudger, press the optical drive bracket tab out of its slot on the side of the optical drive.
    • Using the sharp end of a spudger, press the optical drive bracket tab out of its slot on the side of the optical drive.

  23. Push the optical drive bracket tabs out of their slots in the top of the optical drive.
    • Push the optical drive bracket tabs out of their slots in the top of the optical drive.

  24. Pull the optical drive away from its bracket, minding any tabs that may still be caught in their slots.
    • Pull the optical drive away from its bracket, minding any tabs that may still be caught in their slots.

  25. Use a flat end of a spudger to remove the EMI gasket from the top of the optical drive.
    • Use a flat end of a spudger to remove the EMI gasket from the top of the optical drive.

    • Don't forget to transfer this to your new drive.

  26. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive thermal sensor off the adhesive holding it to the top of the optical drive.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive thermal sensor off the adhesive holding it to the top of the optical drive.

    • Don't forget to transfer this to your new drive.

    • If you have a disk or anything else stuck inside your optical drive, we have a guide to fix it.

まとめ

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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There are two things not mentioned in this guide (which is, all-in-all very good)

1. There is a short lead connected through the EMI shielding at the top of the IMac to th right (inside vie) of the camera board, to a very small daughter card marked Apple 820 2009-A 2006 srewed to the inside upper ABS case surface by a single 1mm torx screw. The lead s othere end goes to the power board. Check this has not been severed. I extended mine.

2. The Super drive DVD drive is very difficult to re-position because apart from the mounting frame ears mentioned, there are two "dowels" moulded into the ABS bezel. If these are not correctly aligned when fitting, then the CD/DVD will not eject because of the mis-alinement. The ears can be difficult to release because the unit is forced against the logic board at the point where the board to drive connector is situated.

nick watts - 返信

I didn't buy a DVD I'm taking it out of my other 27" IMAC I'm hoping this works as there was no mention of what drive to use buy but this is an excellent guide and I hope others have easier time also I'm replacing the screen new>(LP171WU1 (TL)(A3) LINES in it from walmart $54.00 and got a deal on V4 adapter. Thank you all for this info .

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