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iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428 SD Board Replacement

Replace the SD Board in your iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428.

Use this guide to replace a faulty SD Board.

Step 1 SD Board  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to push the SD board cable connector out of its socket.

Step 1 SD Board  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to push the SD board cable connector out of its socket.

  • It may be helpful to alternate pushing from the top and bottom of the connector until it is disconnected.

Step 2  ¶ 

Remove the single 8 mm T8 Torx screw securing the SD board to the outer case.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the single 8 mm T8 Torx screw securing the SD board to the outer case.

Step 3  ¶ 

Lift the free end of the SD board to clear the plastic optical drive fan body, then pull it away from the edge of the outer case case to clear the two mounting pins.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Lift the free end of the SD board to clear the plastic optical drive fan body, then pull it away from the edge of the outer case case to clear the two mounting pins.

  • When reinstalling the SD board, first position its right edge on the pins molded into the right side of the outer case. Then carefully push the SD board down into its recess, being careful not to break any Surface Mount Device components off the board's left edge.