iMac G5 20" Model A1076 RAM Replacement

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Instantly increase the speed of your iMac by upgrading the RAM.

Edit Step 1 Rear Panel  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Loosen the three Phillips screws securing the rear panel to the iMac.

Edit Step 1 Rear Panel  ¶ 

  • Lay the iMac display-side down on a flat surface.

  • Loosen the three Phillips screws securing the rear panel to the iMac.

  • These screws are captive in the iMac. The center screw will stop turning after about 3.5 turns and the outer screws will stop turning after about 5.5 turns. Do not try to remove these screws from your iMac.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Pull the rear panel toward yourself and remove it from the iMac.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Lift the rear panel slightly near the bottom of the iMac.

  • Pull the rear panel toward yourself and remove it from the iMac.

Edit Step 3 RAM  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Pull the RAM chip straight away from its socket.

Edit Step 3 RAM  ¶ 

  • Rotate each of the two RAM retaining arms away from the RAM chip.

  • Pull the RAM chip straight away from its socket.

  • Repeat this process for the other RAM chip.

  • Be sure the RAM arms are rotated fully outward before installing new RAM chips.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Some models (with light sensor) have only the two outboard screws.

Robert Huber - Reply