Is is correct about the optibay i need to replace a DVD up to SSD:
- the inside connector of this optibay is SATA 3 witch is compatible for a modern SSD, like this one - https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/Newest-Go...
- the outside that goes to a motherboard - what is it - i can't really understand - is it eSATA or it it mSATA or smth else?
Thanks for your reply in advance!
You can see a pull-tab on the left side from a chip (which is glued to the surface under it). This pull-tab is free to take - no glue under it. Just grab it and gently move to the right - to the chip. It's the easiest way to unglue this home button cable. No blade or other stuff needed!
Actually i didn't get why should i unstick the tape which gum up left speaker cable to the SATA data/power cable. It's gonna be hard to bond the tape again cause it looses the clue ability. I can definetely claim that there is no need to touch the tape.
Hi! Actually - there is no need to cut the tape around the camera area - there is no tape to cut at all! And so, the way go is easy - just pass 10 mm to the left and to the right from camera and start cutting!
P.S. Just did the whole procedure to replace a RAM and to add SSD on PSIe an hour ago! Seems to be different reading the instructions... you know - 2/10 and so on. But it's really not that hard, trust me. I'll give it 5/10.
P.P.S. By the way there is one trick to pass the difficult steps. Any action which requires pulling smth (motherboard, speaker, power supply unit) from the narrow crack (or should i say - slit?) at the bottom of your Imac is really not so easy.
And the trick is to first remove a thin metal stripe with some kind of insulation on it which held by 5 small (very small!!) screws at the bottom of your Imac. After you done it - it's easy to pull everything! Pay attention to the fact that one of this 5 screws at the center are more shortly than others.
This question never been asked: what's the diameter and a length of this screw holding the PSIe SSD on motherboard? Is it there if there no SSD in the config?