Common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
T8 Torx Security Bit Screwdriver
Arctic Silver Thermal Paste
Arctic Silver ArctiClean
Phillips #00 Screwdriver
You can cost-effectively upgrade a number of components in the iMac Intel 21.5".
- Memory: If your iMac is still running with only the stock RAM, upgrading will provide a dramatic performance boost at minimal cost. Upgrading to the maximum of 16 GB (four 4 GB modules) is simple and provides unmatched performance.
- Hard Drive: 500 GB or 1 TB hard drives came standard with the iMac Intel 21.5". You can upgrade the drive up to 2 TB to expand your storage.
There are no troubleshooting guides for the iMac Intel 21.5" at this time.
Identification and Background ¶
You can verify that you have a iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389 by checking the processor information through "About This Mac" in the Apple menu.
Use the iMac identification system to help you identify your machine. iMacs tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts.
The iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389 has multiple internal differences from 21.5" EMC 2308 iMacs. The logic board was redesigned to handle the new Core i3 & i5 Processors as well as an ATI Radeon HD 4670 or 5670 graphics card.