Introduction

Upgrade your RAM for an instant increase in speed.

Orient the iMac face-side down on a table with the bottom edge facing yourself.
  • Orient the iMac face-side down on a table with the bottom edge facing yourself.

  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the access door to the bottom grille of your iMac.

  • The screws are captive in the access door.

  • Before beginning the repair, unplug the computer and press and hold the power switch for 20-30 seconds, to discharge internal capacitors.

As you remove the screws during these steps, place them on a towel or a piece of cardboard. With a Sharpie label a piece of masking tape with the step number from which they were taken from. Then place the removed screws under the tape.

This ongoing step will aid in you having control on your reassembly without searching for and identifying the size and length all the screws that you are about to remove.

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Remove the access door.
  • Remove the access door.

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Insert your fingers into the two RAM arms and pull both arms toward yourself to eject the RAM chip.
  • Insert your fingers into the two RAM arms and pull both arms toward yourself to eject the RAM chip.

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Slide the RAM chip straight out of its socket.
  • Slide the RAM chip straight out of its socket.

  • Make sure both RAM arms are fully rotated outward before reinstalling your RAM chip.

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Conclusion

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

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