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A1418 / EMC 3069 / 2017 / 3.0 GHz quad-core i5, 3.4 GHz quad-core i5 or 3.6 GHz quad-core i7 Processor. Released June 8, 2017.

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How to change the headphone socket on this computer?

And is there a special series-no. for the new socket I need to be aware of when trying to find the replacement socket online or in a store.

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Thanks Makus, the tearappart is only interested in the software. I need help to change the hardware part for headphones/mini jacks, sound out socket.


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Your in luck! While a pain to replace as you need to remove the logic board to get to the inner case area where it’s glued with hot glue iMac Intel 21.5" Retina 4K Display (2017) Logic Board Replacement (you’ll need a heat gun to soften the adhesive to get it off). Here’s the needed part 21.5” iMac Headphone Socket and Cable. I find you really need to fully clean off the old adhesive and after warming the case area and the part a fresh application of hot glue is the best way as it’s hard to mount the plate tightly to the case with the old glue present.

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