iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 RAM Replacement

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This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

Use this guide to replace or upgrade your RAM chips.

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Edit Step 1 Access Door  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Lay your iMac front side down on a table with the lower edge facing yourself.

Edit Step 1 Access Door  ¶ 

  • Lay your iMac front side down on a table with the lower edge facing yourself.

  • Loosen the single Phillips screw in the center of the access door.

  • This screw is captive in the access door.

  • Remove the access door from your iMac.

Edit Step 2 RAM  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Use the sharp end of a spudger to pull the black plastic RAM tabs out of the memory bay.

Edit Step 2 RAM  ¶ 

  • Use the sharp end of a spudger to pull the black plastic RAM tabs out of the memory bay.

  • Pull the black plastic RAM tab away from your iMac to eject the RAM chip.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Grab the RAM chip by its edges and pull it straight out of its slot.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Grab the RAM chip by its edges and pull it straight out of its slot.

  • If two RAM chips are installed, repeat this process for the other chip.

Conclusion

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

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The grid won't fall off by itself. You'll have to help it. Use the smallest screwdriver you have; the Torx 6 worked fine for me. It should enter in one of the many holes composing the grid. Use it as a lever to ploy the grid a little bit. You may catch it with your fingers and that's it.

Be carefull not to damage the hole by a too strong leverage.

Laurent, · Reply

much more safer to use duct tape, instead of torx 6. (glue it along the length of the grid and pull). it will loose instantly and smooth;)

Hofmann78rus, · Reply

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