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Changes to iMac Intel 21.5" Retina 4K Display (2017) Heat Sink Replacement Introduction

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iMac Intel 21.5" Retina 4K Display (2015)
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replacement
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Heat Sink
Title
iMac Intel 21.5" Retina 4K Display Heat Sink Replacement
Introduction
Follow the steps in this guide to remove or replace the heat sink in a 21.5" Retina 4K Late 2015 iMac.
Make sure to follow our [guide|744|thermal paste application guide] after you have removed your heat sink.
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Conclusion
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
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Summary
Replace the heat sink in a 21.5" Retina 4K Late 2015 iMac EMC 2388.

Tools

  • iMac Service Wedge x1 added.
  • iMac Opening Wheel x1 added.
  • Plastic Cards x1 added.
  • Tweezers x1 added.
  • Spudger x1 added.
  • Phillips #00 Screwdriver x1 added.
  • TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver x1 added.
  • TR9 Torx Security Screwdriver x1 added.
  • TR10 Torx Security Screwdriver x1 added.

Parts

  • iMac Intel 21.5" (2012-2017) Adhesive Strips x1 added.
  • Arctic Silver ArctiClean x1 added.
  • Arctic Silver Thermal Paste x1 added.
  • Coffee Filters or a lint-free cloth x1 added.

Steps

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