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iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544 Adhesive Strips

$19.95

Product code: IF173-005

Product Overview

Adhesive Strips for Every Repair

  • A complete set of replacement adhesive strips.
  • These adhesive strips are specifically cut to fit the 21.5" Late 2012 iMac, and are labeled to help in the application.
  • Kit includes one iMac Opening Tool.

The unique design of the late 2012 iMac requires the replacement of the adhesive strips whenever the display assembly is removed. Fortunately, these adhesive strips are actually a foam tape, easily cut with an iMac Opening Tool. Unfortunately, the display has to be removed every time anything needs to be replaced or upgraded inside the machine.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Late 2012/Early 2013 21.5" iMacs (EMC 2544)

Product Details

$19.95 Kit

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Standard warranty

Notes:

Due to limited quantities, this is product is restricted to two units per customer.

$17.95 Strips Only

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Standard warranty

Notes:

Due to limited quantities, this is product is restricted to two units per customer.

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Compatibility

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544
2.7 GHz (Core i5, Late 2012)
2.9 GHz (Core i5, Late 2012)
3.1 GHz (Core i7, Late 2012)
 

Stories

My Problem

If your hard drive fails in a new iMac, Apple has a new way of "holding' their screens in - double sided tape. Gone is nice mechanical fasteners such as screws and the magnets.

Naturally you have one shot of pulling OUT the screen but the glue won't let you replace it. Get those from an Apple Store "No sir, you MUST BRING IT IN FOR REPAIR". A $70 hard drive ends up being $250 from Apple here in Australia. If you want to do it yourself Apple refuse to sell you the screen sealing tape to hold the lot back together - regardless if it was out-of-warranty.

It was sure nice to see iFixit has the sealing tape to fit.

My Fix

I'm ready to go - just haven't done it yet but I have the tools, fixing and instructions.

My Advice

Make sure you know what model iMac you have BEFORE opening it - finding out that you need special tools, fixing tapes etc. AFTER you open it will only delay your repair.

Review those great "fix it yourself' iFix-It, then get to work.

My Problem

The glass was all cracked. It fell from the table on top of a toolbox.

My Fix

No problem at all. Just followed the guides. It's working as new.

My Advice

Just be careful when applying the strips. The ifix guides are very clear. Align, stick one side of each strip, align and peel the rest of it before sticking it.

Also when connecting the cables use a piece of foam or plastic cube to hold the display separated. This way you can use both hands to connect them.

My Problem

Very slow HDD

My Fix

1) Remove screen

2) Install samsung 840Pro

3) Install screen

4) Install OSX

My Advice

Simply do it.

ByungChan Kim's Story Photo #310824

My Problem

5400rpm hard drive was too slow

My Fix

It was just perfect

My Advice

Follow the guide