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  1. Remove the two 7 mm T10 Torx screws securing the optical drive clip to the logic board.
    • Remove the two 7 mm T10 Torx screws securing the optical drive clip to the logic board.

  2. Remove the optical drive clip.
    • Remove the optical drive clip.

  3. Pull the optical drive thermal sensor cable connector away from its socket on the logic board.
    • Pull the optical drive thermal sensor cable connector away from its socket on the logic board.

  4. Squeeze the two optical drive bracket ears together while pulling the drive toward yourself. It may be helpful to hold the logic board down near the optical drive connector when pulling the drive toward yourself to avoid both components lifting together.
    • Squeeze the two optical drive bracket ears together while pulling the drive toward yourself.

    • It may be helpful to hold the logic board down near the optical drive connector when pulling the drive toward yourself to avoid both components lifting together.

    • Pull the optical drive away from the side of the rear panel and remove it from the iMac.

Conclusion

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

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