iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 (Late 2009, Core 2 Duo 3.06 or 3.33 GHz) ID iMac10,1, EMC 2374 (Late 2009, Core i5 2.66 GHz or Core i7 2.8 GHz) ID iMac11,1

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Think I broke the small cable behind the screen. Big problem?

Hi all,

I put an SSD in my iMac a month ago. Things seemed to go fine. After the big quake in Japan on Friday my iMac died. So I opened it up and started fiddling. Basically the SSD was dead, so I took it out and put the 1gb drive back in. When plugging in the little cable behind the screen on the left (as you're looking at the Mac as if you were using it) I noticed the metal tracks were damaged so the cable probably isn't doing it's job.

However my Mac started up fine. But I'm a bit worried about the cable.

So, to my question - What is the purpose of the cable? Will my iMac sustain any damage due to using it like this? Can I replace the cable?

Thanks! :)

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Take a look at step 6 of this guide and see if this is the cable: iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374 Display Replacement

If not just go through the guide till you fins the correct cable and let us know and we'll see if we can locate a part number for you.

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Hi thanks for your reply. Actually it's not the cable in step 6, but it is the cable in step 5 - the vertical sync cable. My Mac seems to be working fine, I've not noticed any issues with the display. Do you have any advice?



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