Model A1311 / Mid 2011 / 2.5 & 2.7 GHz Core i5 or 2.8 GHz Core i7 Processor

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Any easier to remove stand?

It looks from the photo like the stand connection is accessible after removing the hard drive. Any easier to remove the stand on this model?

Okay, I'm not talking about a cinema display. I'm talking about the 21.5 iMac. The 27" iMac was designed to be removed and had a VESA mount option, but I'm not talking about that one either.

So, does anyone know about THIS model. Thanks

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The Vesa people are the experts on removing the stand. They state there is no easy way to do this one your machine. It has to be torn down or hacksawed off. Here's a quoye from them: "With regards to all iMac all-in-one models offered after these pre-iSight models, only the 24" iMac

models have had VESA adapter kits available from Apple. The 17", 20", and now 21.5" iMac models

were left having no VESA bracket kit option and more importantly, no easy method for removing the

stand. Because of this, and the fact that most people who purchase 17", 20" and 21.5" iMacs as a

"portable" computer, it was essential to develop a VESA adapter kit for the iMac that would not

require the stand to be removed or any modification to be made to the computer." http://www.imacmount.com/

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Yea, I've been inside my 17" to replace the hard drive. It's no picnic, but not bad. I don't recall even seeing the stand connection, but I wasn't looking for it at the time. I think it had a logic board over it that would have had to have been removed to get to it.

Looking at the pictures of the teardown on this one, it looks like you can see the stand connector after removing the hard drive but the pictures aren't very clear. if it is just glass,LCD, hard drive to remove that wouldn't be too bad either. But I can't tell from the picture if one would have access to remove the stand at that point.

I was really hoping the person who did the teardown would see this question and could answer it from what he saw.

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You do it using a card onto the stand. I used a plastic ID card to open up mine so it should work for you too.

Here is a video walk-through on how do it.

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+ I remember that now but do you know what model it started with?

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That video is for a Cinema display, not an iMac. The 27" imac can do this as well, but as far as I know the smaller iMac has never been able to do it that way.

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http://www.imacmount.com/ also works, it doesn't require tearing it down

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are you 100% sure about The 21.5" iMac (2011 model) has a non removeable stand? i will make an international fly for more than 14 hours and i was counting on removing the stand to take in the cabin luggage. There is no way i will send it in the luggage compartment. If it not removeable that could be trouble.

I don't understand the imacmount link...and how that is related to remove the stand...you just use an adapter.

Any help on this?

Thanks

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uzapuca, im in the same situation! What did you do?

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Hi Norali, sorry for the very long long time to reply...it seems i did miss this email. I could not manage to remove the stand i decided to sent my iMac by ship.

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Hello guys, did yo manage to remove the stand?

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Hacksaw is the only way, no VESA adapter or stand for it :-{

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Hey guys! I'm willing to open my iMac 21.5 inch mid 2011 to remove the stand for travel!

Can anyone tell me how to go about the unmounting process via dismounting parts?

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