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Introduction

Remove your display panel to gain access to the hard drive, optical drive, and power supply.

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  1. Disconnect the LCD temperature sensor by pulling the connector straight out of its socket on the logic board. If necessary, de-route the LCD temperature sensor cable from behind the logic board.
    • Disconnect the LCD temperature sensor by pulling the connector straight out of its socket on the logic board.

    • If necessary, de-route the LCD temperature sensor cable from behind the logic board.

  2. Remove the two 5.3 mm T6 Torx screws securing the display data cable to the logic board.
    • Remove the two 5.3 mm T6 Torx screws securing the display data cable to the logic board.

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  4. Disconnect the display data cable connector from its socket on the logic board by pulling the attached plastic tab towards you  and away from the iMac.
    • Disconnect the display data cable connector from its socket on the logic board by pulling the attached plastic tab towards you and away from the iMac.

  5. Lay the iMac down on a table before you remove the LCD so that it doesn't fall. Remove the eight 12 mm T8 Torx screws securing the display panel to the rear case.
    • Lay the iMac down on a table before you remove the LCD so that it doesn't fall.

    • Remove the eight 12 mm T8 Torx screws securing the display panel to the rear case.

    • Lift the right side of the display panel a few inches up from the iMac.

    • Do not lift the LCD all the way up; there are still connectors attaching the LCD to the internals.

  6. With the LCD lifted, disconnect the LCD cable by pulling down. The LCD cable is attached to the underside of the power supply; be careful where you put your fingers so you don't get zapped by a capacitor.
    • With the LCD lifted, disconnect the LCD cable by pulling down.

    • The LCD cable is attached to the underside of the power supply; be careful where you put your fingers so you don't get zapped by a capacitor.

    • On reassembly, you may find it helpful to remove the power supply, reconnect the LCD power cable, and then reinstall the power supply.

    • Alternatively, the LCD power cable can be disconnected from the LCD, rather than the power supply.

  7. Continue to lift the LCD from the right side. Remove the LCD.
    • Continue to lift the LCD from the right side.

    • Remove the LCD.

Conclusion

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

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