Standing the imac upright on its stand really helps this step! Laying it falt makes getting under the panel a real hassle.
I used needlenose pliers and the T10 to align the screw into the hole. Otherwise the screw keeps jumping to the magnet. And patience with this NON-CAPTIVE screw design (c’mon Apple, even **I** came up with that, and I’m an idiot!)
Take a moment to clean off any crud from around the perimeter ring of the home button. Use a sewing needle for its sharpness to CAREFULLY pick away any debris. Makes a clean assembly for when re-assembling the button back into a new display module.
Take a moment to clean any crud from the perimeter of the home button itself BEFORE reinstalling…
Definitely! The author should make this as a step in the description (because not everyone reads Comments)
Be sure you have REMOVED YOUR RAM MEMORY before trying to wiggle out the logic board!
Use your fingernails to wiggle out the black tabs at the connector; DON'T use the cable itself to remove from the logic board
Use a RED marker to tag the RIGHT speaker cable since both speaker cables look identical
Watch orientation of iMac in relation to this picture: if the base is AWAY from you, the screw positions are reversed in this picture. Also use the black power cable for position reference.