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Introduction

Remove the fan cover to replace your upper fans or hard drive.

Parts

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  1. Lay the iMac display-side down on a flat surface.
    • Lay the iMac display-side down on a flat surface.

    • Loosen the three Phillips screws securing the rear panel to the iMac.

    • These screws are captive in the iMac. The center screw will stop turning after about 3.5 turns and the outer screws will stop turning after about 5.5 turns. Do not try to remove these screws from your iMac.

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  3. Lift the rear panel slightly from the bottom edge of the iMac. Pull the rear panel toward yourself and remove it from the iMac. Pull the rear panel toward yourself and remove it from the iMac.
    • Lift the rear panel slightly from the bottom edge of the iMac.

    • Pull the rear panel toward yourself and remove it from the iMac.

  4. Remove the two Phillips screws securing the fan cover to the midplane. The shouldered screw belongs in the lower left corner of the fan cover.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the fan cover to the midplane.

    • The shouldered screw belongs in the lower left corner of the fan cover.

    • Lift the fan cover up off midplane.

Conclusion

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

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