Introduction

Remove the glass panel to gain access to your iMac's internals.

The glass panel is fixed onto the front bezel with fourteen magnets around its perimeter. Stick two suction cups to opposing corners of the glass panel. Small suction cups used to stick things to windows or shower walls work.
  • The glass panel is fixed onto the front bezel with fourteen magnets around its perimeter.

  • Stick two suction cups to opposing corners of the glass panel. Small suction cups used to stick things to windows or shower walls work.

  • To attach the suction cups we sell, first position the suction cup with the movable handle parallel to the face of the glass panel. While lightly holding the suction cup against the glass, raise the movable handle until it is parallel with the other handle.

  • If your suction cups refuse to stick, try cleaning both the glass panel and the suction cup with a mild solvent.

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Gently pull the glass panel straight up off the iMac.
  • Gently pull the glass panel straight up off the iMac.

  • The glass panel has several positioning pins around its perimeter. To avoid bending or shearing these pins off the glass panel, be sure to only pull straight up during removal.

  • Be meticulous about cleaning the LCD and the inside face of the glass panel before reinstallation, as any fingerprints or dust trapped inside will be annoyingly visible when the display is on.

Conclusion

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

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Correct again - thanks to ifixit contributors. Great team

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