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April 8, 2014
We have an early 2009 model 24" iMac that had recently started to perform very slowly. It only had 4gb of RAM and the hard drive was getting a little noisy so I was concerned that it might go out soon. I decided to try both maxing out the RAM at 8gb and swapping out the HDD for a solid state drive.
The repair went swimmingly with the guide I found on iFixit for replacing the hard drive in a 20" early 2009 model iMac. Found here: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+2...
The repair took about an hour, and probably would have been shorter if I hadn't had to reposition the solid state drive in it's special chassis a few times to make the cables reach.
Wear gloves and try to handle the front "glass" and display as little as possible. This will make cleanup prior to re-installation much easier. The cabling is a tad more complicated on the 24" model, but still very manageable, just remember to hook everything back up as you re-assemble!
April 3, 2014
Existing 250 GB HDD filling up, and feeling sluggish.
Repair couldn't have gone more swimmingly. All the tools to hand, and the instructions simple enough for an idiot (ie. me) to follow. Boot-up a little tense, but needn't have worried.
Ok I needed a bit more space, but blown away by the speed increase. Never realised the HDD was such a bottleneck on my system. Should have done it ages ago. Make sure you buy the external adaptor to clone the drive before fitting it and you'll be whizzing along in no time. Oh and amazingly speedy delivery from iFixit (and I live on a remote Scottish island).
April 2, 2014
March 26, 2014
So one day our iMac (2007) decided it just didn't want to respond to us anymore. The backup didn't work, the music files were all missing, and it was very slow. We took it into the Apple store to have them look at it, and low and behold, the hard drive had suffered physical irreparable crash an needed to be replaced. The options were to send it off somewhere where they would have charges us $100 just to look at it plus $50 an hour and replacement parts... Or if it myself. I build PCs for fun, so I decided to try to fix it, the I was directed to iFixit where I saw all the tutorials if ever need.
After we got the parts in, my wife and I started working at it. Of course it was a lot for difficult than I had hoped, but her small hands came is handy (pun intended). I almost put things back together wrong several times, but each time managed to fix the problem. It was hard, but it worked!
Honestly there Gould be instructions to put things back together. Just going in reverse misses things that are important, like te microphone wire and the chassis assembly.