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[* black] Huzzah! The M1 iMac still uses the classic iMac adhesive, rather thanadhesive—it's not quite the goopy iPad nightmare that we feared.
[* black] Huzzah! The M1 iMac still uses the classic iMac adhesive, rather thanadhesive—it's not quite the goopy iPad nightmare that we feared.
[* icon_note] We don't love glued-together desktops—but if you ''insist'', then this sort of split-friendly foam adhesive has been our go-to recommendation 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 is less familiar, however. The 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 series of screw posts, nothing delicate. Everything seems very well protected around the perimeter.
[* black] We slowly open the display and watch for booby traps, but all the cables connect at the bottom, with enough slack that they won't tear unless you get reckless.
[* black] It's feeling[guide|136237|Unlike on past iMacs|stepid=271088], the "chin" lifts away with the display—it's just a bit empty in here—the screen takes up mostsingle piece of glass that extends below the space and nearly half the weight ofpanel. This somewhat simplifies access to the whole unit. What's left is slim (pun intended) pickingsinternals, since they're fully exposed.
[* black] It's feeling[guide|136237|Unlike on past iMacs|stepid=271088], the "chin" lifts away with the display—it's just a bit empty in here—the screen takes up mostsingle piece of glass that extends below the space and nearly half the weight ofpanel. This somewhat simplifies access to the whole unit. What's left is slim (pun intended) pickingsinternals, since they're fully exposed.
[* icon_note] We can't wait to take a look at those radiator-looking bits—could they be speaker chambers?