How to Assemble the iMac Cardboard Service Wedge
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- Adhesives (2)
- Boards (8)
- Brackets (1)
- Cables (9)
- Case Components (4)
- Display Components (7)
- Fans (15)
- Graphics Cards (11)
- Headphone Jacks (1)
- Heat Sinks (3)
- Kits (50)
- Motherboards (17)
- Optical Drives (5)
These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
The Intel-based iMac line originated in 2006 when Steve Jobs announced that the new iMac would be the first piece of Mac hardware to employ an Intel CPU. iMac desktops from 2006-2021 have employed Intel processors.
In August 2020, Apple released 21.5” and 27” iMac models, with starting costs of $1,099 and $1,799, respectively. These iMac models offered Retina displays, nano-texture glass, fast processing, enhanced graphics, and additional storage. The 2020 iMacs were also praised for having impressive webcams.
Apple announced in late 2020 that it will start transitioning into using the company’s own SoCs for Mac hardware, signifying the end of the line for Intel iMacs. The first iMac with Apple silicon was the 2021 24” iMac, sporting the M1 chip.
Intel iMacs are distinguished by the usage of Intel processors as opposed to the older, slower PowerPC processors. Visually, the new iMacs are identifiable by their aluminum casing and widescreen display.
Intel-based iMacs have large, rectangular screens supported by a base. They are designed to sit flat on a desk or table. They have the Apple logo on the front center of the device, just below the screen.
The EMC number and model number can be found on the bottom of the stand: