iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 Display Panel Replacement
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Remove your display panel to gain access to the hard drive, optical drive, and power supply.
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Step 1 — Display Panel ¶
Pull the LCD temperature sensor connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.
If necessary, de-route the LCD temperature sensor cable from behind the logic board.
Step 2 ¶
Remove the two 5.3 mm T6 Torx screws securing the data display cable to the logic board.
Step 3 ¶
Use the attached black tab to pull the data display cable connector away from the logic board.
Step 4 ¶
Remove the eight 12 mm T8 Torx screws securing the display panel to the rear case.
Lift the display panel from its left edge and rotate it toward the right edge of the iMac.
Step 5 ¶
With the display panel still lifted, disconnect the four inverter cables.
If you are replacing a hard drive and have an extra set of hands, it is possible to reach in and remove the drive without disconnecting anything but the LCD temp and display connector in the previous step with the LCD in its propped position.