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iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374 Optical Drive Replacement

Prerequisite Only

Prerequisite Only

Please note that this guide is only a prerequisite for other guides.

This guide is an internal private guide used as a prereq.

Step 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

Remove the four T10 Torx screws securing the optical drive to the outer case.

Step 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

  • Remove the four T10 Torx screws securing the optical drive to the outer case.

Step 2  ¶ 

Pull the optical drive thermal sensor connector straight away from its socket on the logic board.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Pull the optical drive thermal sensor connector straight away from its socket on the logic board.

Step 3  ¶ 

Insert a spudger between the optical drive connector and the optical drive. Twist the spudger to slightly separate the optical drive connector from the optical drive, then use your fingers to pull the connector away from the drive.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Insert a spudger between the optical drive connector and the optical drive.

  • Twist the spudger to slightly separate the optical drive connector from the optical drive, then use your fingers to pull the connector away from the drive.

Step 4  ¶ 

Lift the left edge of the optical drive slightly and pull it away from the right side of the outer case.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Lift the left edge of the optical drive slightly and pull it away from the right side of the outer case.

  • During reassembly, note that there are two holes in the optical drive face plate into which two stubby plastic posts must engage for proper positioning.