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[title] Final Thoughts
[* black] The iMac 24" (M1) earns a '''2 out of 10''' on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):
[* green] The fans, USB ports, headphone jack, power button, speakers, and webcam are all reasonably modular and fixable in a pinch.
[* yellow] The external power supply is trivial to replace, but very difficult to service.
[* yellow] The display is tedious to remove and replace, but it's the most accessible component.
[* red] There’s no altering the internal storage—a severe blow to repairs, upgrades, data recovery, and even security.
[* red] Memory is soldered directly to the M1 package, making it impractical to ever replace or upgrade.
[* red] The only path of entry is through the display adhesive, making all repairs tedious.