Introduction

Remove bottom housing to reveal the inside of the iMac.

Parts

No parts required.

Unplug all the cables from the computer, including the power cable. Lay the computer face-down, supporting the neck and base with a soft cloth under the screen.
  • Unplug all the cables from the computer, including the power cable. Lay the computer face-down, supporting the neck and base with a soft cloth under the screen.

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Loosen the four Phillips #0 screws.
  • Loosen the four Phillips #0 screws.

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Carefully remove the base access panel.
  • Carefully remove the base access panel.

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Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws. Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws.
  • Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws.

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Open the housing plate. Be gentle with the wires still connected to the logic board  so as not to ruin the cables.
  • Open the housing plate.

  • Be gentle with the wires still connected to the logic board so as not to ruin the cables.

  • A fixed plug connector between the logic board and upper unit will cause some resistance. Pull gently but firmly.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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If you do this - don't you still need to apply a fresh coat of thermal paste to the exposed ends of the two heat-sink posts (that separate when you open a G4 flatpanel this far) - my understanding was that the machine would overheat and you'd be left with didley squat!!

Gregg :O)

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