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|[* icon_note] With the hinge free to move, the iMac will be unbalanced and hard to work on. Repairs can be completed as shown, but are faster and easier with an [product|IF145-224|iMac service wedge|new_window=true].|
|+||[* icon_note] If you are using the [product|IF145-470|iFixit cardboard service wedge], follow [guide|136068|these assembly directions] to put it together.|
|[* icon_reminder] ***Before beginning any work on your iMac:*** Unplug the computer and press and hold the power button for ten seconds to discharge the power supply's capacitors.|
|[* icon_caution] ***Be very careful*** not to touch the capacitor leads or any exposed solder joints on the back of the power supply. Only handle the board by the edges.|