Model A1418 / Late 2012 / 2.7 & 2.9 GHz Core i5 or 3.1 GHz Core i7 Processor

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Will I get dust under my monitor after a HD replacement?

I want to upgrade my iMac to an SSD from the lame 5400 RPM spinning disc drive, but I am very afraid of messing up this process and I don't want to jeopardize the machine from doing this. Has your staff ever experienced problems with putting the display back on the iMac? Such as trapping dust or dead pixel? Is safe in general to upgrade the HD if I'm cautious?

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Have you reviewed the IFIXIT guides? Each one has a difficulty rating so you can gauge what maybe beyond your skill level. Check out the videos as well before you start.

Generally taking the display unit off is not overly difficult as long as you take your time and don't force things.

As for dust, if you are doing this in the middle of a four mill dust would be a problem ;-}

I would make an effort to clean the area fully of any debris and put down antistatic lint free cloths to rest the display on in a safe place while working on the system (making sure to follow proper ESD guidelines), then carefully cleaning it before re-assembling.

As for dead pixels you won't create them in the repair process.

I think your just nervous here as this is your first computer repair. Thats a good thing! As you'll research things out fully and make sure you have the right tools and setup before attempting.

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