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Prereq only.

  1. Lift the hard drive from the edge nearest the fan and pull it slightly out of its recess. The hard drive is attached by two cables, do not attempt to fully remove it from the iMac just yet. The hard drive is attached by two cables, do not attempt to fully remove it from the iMac just yet.
    • Lift the hard drive from the edge nearest the fan and pull it slightly out of its recess.

    • The hard drive is attached by two cables, do not attempt to fully remove it from the iMac just yet.

  2. Disconnect the SATA power cable. Disconnect the SATA power cable.
    • Disconnect the SATA power cable.

  3. Unplug the SATA data cable from the hard drive. Unplug the SATA data cable from the hard drive.
    • Unplug the SATA data cable from the hard drive.

  4. Lift and remove the hard drive from the iMac.
    • Lift and remove the hard drive from the iMac.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse and use our Adhesive Strips Guide to reattach the display glass.

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