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[* black] Huzzah! The M1 iMac still uses the classic iMac adhesive—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] It's not all familiar though. The rest of the opening procedure is less familiar, however. The clearance at the top edge seems tighter than we remember.
[* black] Meanwhile, the
surprisingly shallow cutting action is disconcertingly bumpy—fortunately, our pizza cutter is just rolling over a series of protective plastic 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] [guide|136237|Unlike on past iMacs|stepid=271088], the "chin" lifts away with the display—it's justit has a single piece of glass that extends below the panel. This simplifiesno metal chin to block access to internals. Good slack in the internals, since they're now fully exposed.cables and no booby traps!
[* black] It's not all familiar though. The rest of the opening procedure is less familiar, however. The clearance at the top edge seems tighter than we remember.
[* black] Meanwhile, the
surprisingly shallow cutting action is disconcertingly bumpy—fortunately, our pizza cutter is just rolling over a series of protective plastic 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] [guide|136237|Unlike on past iMacs|stepid=271088], the "chin" lifts away with the display—it's justit has a single piece of glass that extends below the panel. This simplifiesno metal chin to block access to internals. Good slack in the internals, since they're now fully exposed.cables and no booby traps!
[* icon_note] We can't wait to take a look at those radiator-looking bits—could they be speaker chambers?