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|iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544|| |
April 14, 2014
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.
I'm ready to go - just haven't done it yet but I have the tools, fixing and instructions.
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.
February 9, 2014
The glass was all cracked. It fell from the table on top of a toolbox.
No problem at all. Just followed the guides. It's working as new.
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.
February 5, 2014