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Model A1419 / EMC 2806 / Late 2014 or Mid 2015. 3.3 or 3.5 GHz Core i5 or 4.0 GHz Core i7 (ID iMac15,1); EMC 2834 late 2015 / 3.3 or 3.5 GHz Core i5 or 4.0 GHz Core i7 (iMac17,1) All with Retina 5K displays

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5K iMac hinge replacement for VESA mount compatibility?!

Hi there,

I‘m currently upgrading my 2017 5K iMac (CPU etc.). I have all parts disassembled and only have the aluminum housing in front of me.

I also planed to change the normal stand to VESA mount. Sadly, it seems like the original hinge does not support the old original VESA mount adapter from Apple cause the hinge is not able to flip out the housing.

Now I thought about getting an old 2011 27” iMac hinge which works with VESA mount adapter and just replace it. On the pictures the older hinge has more screw holes as the new one.

My question: Does anyone know measurements of both hinges and if the old one could fit the new iMacs holes?!

5K iMac Inside:

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5K iMac original hinge:

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Old VESA compatible 2011 hinge:

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Thanks a lot in advance!

Leo

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Hi Leo,

Have you managed to get this working ? I've just bought a second hand imac 27" 2017 and realised after searching online that the stand can't be removed like on the old ones ! Cheers.

Bob

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It’s a fair amount of work! Here’s the needed parts

  • VESA Mechanism Plate (923-0532)
  • VESA Tongue screws x8 (923-0334)
  • VESA Tongue (923-00084)
  • VESA screws x2 (923-0418)
  • VESA Plate (923-00082)

Behind the logic board remove the screws

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First you need to take the 8 screws out (Light Blue) then the 6 screws holding the hinge (Orange) carefully lift off the hinge. Once the hinge is clear you can then put the VESA plate on reusing the 6 screws.

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Then mount the tongue on with the 8 screws

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Lastly mount the VESA plate on using the VESA screws

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You’ll need to find a friend within an authorized service center willing to order the parts for you.

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Hi Dan, thanks a lot for your answer. I found a place to order the parts by myself but it costs way more than I thought it would... You have all these pictures. Do you know if a 2011 VESA compatible hinge would fit the 5K iMac? I think that they shouldn’t be so different are they?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Leo

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Sorry the answer is no, Apple altered the design too much. I guess you'll just need to leave the foot on instead then.

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Thanks for your help! I found a place to order a iMac Pro hinge. The iMac Pro is VESA compatible. Could that work? The screw holes look identical....

Look: https://i.ibb.co/Xpmk7Ct/43-D52-BFA-C7-B...

Thanks for your help! :)

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Sorry that won't work either, the design is very different!

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Inexpensive (albeit temporary) solution I came up with last night:

Pros:

  • Immediately solves problem
  • Interim solution while deciding which repair options you wish to take

Cons:

  • Tilt of screen fixed at one angle (not adjustable)

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I have Apple Care, but I don’t have time to wait days or weeks for it to be fixed as this is my main work computer.

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