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Introduction

Prerequisite-only guide for displacing the speaker in order to access the HDD.

This guide includes instructions to loosen the left speaker. This shortens the existing iMac HDD guides, which instructs fixers to remove the left speaker and lower support bracket.

  1. Use a T10 driver to remove the two 10 mm screws securing the left speaker.
    • Use a T10 driver to remove the two 10 mm screws securing the left speaker.

  2. Shift the loosened left speaker to the left—enough to uncover the hard drive bracket screws. Shift the loosened left speaker to the left—enough to uncover the hard drive bracket screws.
    • Shift the loosened left speaker to the left—enough to uncover the hard drive bracket screws.

  3. Pull straight up on the SATA combo cable to disconnect it from the drive. Pull straight up on the SATA combo cable to disconnect it from the drive.
    • Pull straight up on the SATA combo cable to disconnect it from the drive.

  4. Use a T8 driver to remove the two 7.3 mm screws securing the left hard drive bracket to the rear case.
    • Use a T8 driver to remove the two 7.3 mm screws securing the left hard drive bracket to the rear case.

  5. Grab the hard drive and left hard drive bracket together. Tilt the left side away from the rear case, and slide the assembly to the left. Remove the hard drive and left hard drive bracket from the iMac.
    • Grab the hard drive and left hard drive bracket together.

    • Tilt the left side away from the rear case, and slide the assembly to the left.

    • Remove the hard drive and left hard drive bracket from the iMac.

  6. Remove the left hard drive bracket. Remove the left hard drive bracket.
    • Remove the left hard drive bracket.

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