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Revision to iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266

Andrew Bookholt

[title|iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 Repair]
 
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== Troubleshooting ==
 
There are no troubleshooting guides for the iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 at this time.
 
== Guides ==
 
[guidelist|iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266]
 
== Parts ==
 
Use the guides to replace your faulty hardware once you've purchased the [productlist|Mac|iMac Intel 20"|iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 parts] you need.
 
== Upgrades ==
 
You can cost-effectively upgrade a number of components in the iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266.
 
* '''Memory:''' If your iMac is still running with only the stock RAM, upgrading will provide a dramatic performance boost at minimal cost. [guide|908|Upgrading] to [product|IF111-029|4 GB] can be done very easily, and the maximum of 8 GB provides unmatched performance.
* '''Hard Drive:''' 320 GB, 640 GB, or 1 TB hard drives came standard with the iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266. You can [guide|919|upgrade] the drive up to [product|IF107-083|1 TB].
 
== Teardown ==
 
[guidelist|iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266|type=Teardown]
 
== Identification and Background ==
 
[image|12775|caption=An iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266.]
 
You can verify that you have a iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 by checking the processor information through "About This Mac" in the Apple menu. Use the [link|/info/ID-your-Mac|ID your Mac] page to identify your machine.
 
[summary]Clad in Apple's signature anodized aluminum, the iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 is the latest and greatest iMac. [/summary]
 
The iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 looks nearly identical to the first generation aluminum iMacs. The differences lie within, with the most noticeable hardware change being a surface mount GPU soldered directly to the motherboard as opposed to a removable video card on earlier aluminum iMacs. The 2.66 Core 2 Duo "Penryn" processor, with 6 MB of shared L2 cache, opens the capability to support 8 GB of PC3-8500 RAM.
 
The style of the new aluminum iMacs are a dramatic departure from the white plastic encased iMacs of the past. The aluminum iMacs were to match the design of the original iPhone, both released at nearly the same time. The glass front panel allows for a richer viewing experience, and even with aluminum and glass accents the 20" aluminum iMac is still lighter than all previous iMac generations.
== Additional Information ==
* [[Troubleshoot|iFixit: List of Troubleshooting Guides]]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_%28Intel-based%29#Aluminum_iMac|Wikipedia: Aluminum iMac]
* [http://mactracker.dreamhosters.com/|Mactracker: Application with Apple Product Specs]
* [http://www.everymac.com/|EveryMac: Online Apple Product Specs]