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Removing Bottom of iMac G4 15" 700 MHz EMC 1873

Removing the white bottom of the the base, giving us access to the components inside.

  • Author: Elliot Freerks
  • Time estimate: 10 - 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

We will unscrew the bottom faceplate, then remove the base to access the internal components.

Step 1 Removing the Lower Case  ¶ 

Remove the four  28.07mm Torx #15 screws from the lower case.

Step 1 Removing the Lower Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the four 28.07mm Torx #15 screws from the lower case.

Step 2  ¶ 

Open the base by carefully pulling straight off, do not rotate the cover. Open slowly to ensure that no cables are damaged or disconnected.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Open the base by carefully pulling straight off, do not rotate the cover.

  • Open slowly to ensure that no cables are damaged or disconnected.

Step 3  ¶ 

Squeeze the small black tab and wiggle gently to remove the colored power cable.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Squeeze the small black tab and wiggle gently to remove the colored power cable.

  • Do not pull directly on the colored wires.

  • Do not remove black grounding wire.

Step 4  ¶ 

Grab both sides of the blue connector and firmly pull to remove it from the mother board.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Grab both sides of the blue connector and firmly pull to remove it from the mother board.

  • Do not pull directly on the ribbon cable.