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[* black] Huzzah! The M1 iMac still uses the classic iMac adhesive, rather than the goopy iPad nightmare that we feared.
[* icon_note] ThisWe don't love glued-together desktops—but if you ''insist'', then this sort of split-friendly foam adhesive has been our go-to recommendation for exterior adhesive since we first encountered it in the [guide|11936|2012 iMac|new_window=true]. It carves open easily with our [product|IF145-219-4|handy-dandy cutting wheel].
[* black] The rest of the opening procedure itself isn't so familiaris less familiar, however. We still use our [product|IF145-219-4|handy-dandy cutting wheel], but theThe clearance at the top edge seems tighter than we remember. Meanwhile, the cutting action is disconcertingly bumpy—fortunately, our pizza cutter is just rolling over a bit tighter.
[* icon_note] A plastic frame with
series of screw post bulges slots into the metal frame. This makes display alignment easier, but it feels like you're maybe hitting antennas with the cutting wheel. Fortunately, everything isposts, nothing delicate. Everything seems very well protected around the perimeter.
[* black] We slowly open the display and waitwatch for any booby traps, but all the cables connect at the bottom, with enough slack that they won't tear from a gentle openunless you get reckless.
[* black] It's feeling a bit empty in here—the screen takes up most of the space and nearly half the weight of the whole unit. All that'sWhat's left is slim (pun intended) pickings.
[* icon_note] ThisWe don't love glued-together desktops—but if you ''insist'', then this sort of split-friendly foam adhesive has been our go-to recommendation for exterior adhesive since we first encountered it in the [guide|11936|2012 iMac|new_window=true]. It carves open easily with our [product|IF145-219-4|handy-dandy cutting wheel].
[* black] The rest of the opening procedure itself isn't so familiaris less familiar, however. We still use our [product|IF145-219-4|handy-dandy cutting wheel], but theThe clearance at the top edge seems tighter than we remember. Meanwhile, the cutting action is disconcertingly bumpy—fortunately, our pizza cutter is just rolling over a bit tighter.
[* icon_note] A plastic frame with
series of screw post bulges slots into the metal frame. This makes display alignment easier, but it feels like you're maybe hitting antennas with the cutting wheel. Fortunately, everything isposts, nothing delicate. Everything seems very well protected around the perimeter.
[* black] We slowly open the display and waitwatch for any booby traps, but all the cables connect at the bottom, with enough slack that they won't tear from a gentle openunless you get reckless.
[* black] It's feeling a bit empty in here—the screen takes up most of the space and nearly half the weight of the whole unit. All that'sWhat's left is slim (pun intended) pickings.
[* icon_note] We can't wait to take a look at those radiator-looking bits—could they be speaker chambers?