iMac Intel 24" EMC 2111 Hard Drive Replacement
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Replace the hard drive on your iMac Intel 24" EMC 2111.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Upgrade your hard drive for more storage space!
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- Access Door 1 step
- Front Bezel 5 steps
- Display Assembly 6 steps
- Hard Drive 4 steps
- Hard Drive 3 steps
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Lay your iMac 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.
Lift the front bezel off the rear case and rotate it away from the bottom edge of the iMac, minding the camera and microphone cables still attached to its upper edge.
The third picture shows the top front bezel brackets and their slots cut into the top edge of the iMac's rear case.
Do not completely remove the front bezel, as it is still attached by the camera/microphone cables.