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  1. Remove the following three screws:
    • Remove the following three screws:

    • One shouldered 12.4 mm Phillips.

    • Two 7 mm T10 Torx.

  2. The following action is optional. If you skip this step, be very careful not to strain the thermal sensor cable as you disconnect the hard drive cables and transfer this bracket to your new hard drive.
    • The following action is optional. If you skip this step, be very careful not to strain the thermal sensor cable as you disconnect the hard drive cables and transfer this bracket to your new hard drive.

    • Lift the hard drive slightly and disconnect the hard drive thermal sensor connector.

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  4. Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the SATA data connector and the hard drive. Twist the spudger to separate the SATA data connector from the hard drive, then disconnect it from the hard drive.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the SATA data connector and the hard drive.

    • Twist the spudger to separate the SATA data connector from the hard drive, then disconnect it from the hard drive.

    • Repeat this process for the SATA power connector.

  5. Lift the hard drive out of the iMac.
    • Lift the hard drive out of the iMac.

    • If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an OS X install guide to get you up and running.

Conclusion

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

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