iMac Intel 27" (EMC 2546, 2639, 2806) Adhesive Strips

$19.95

Product code: IF174-005
Apple Part #: 076-1444

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iMac Intel 27" (EMC 2546, 2639, 2806) Adhesive Strips

$19.95

Product code: IF174-005
Apple Part #: 076-1444

Product Overview

Adhesive Strips for Every Repair

  • A complete set of replacement adhesive strips specifically cut to fit 27" iMacs from Late 2012 or Late 2013.
  • The individual adhesive strips are labeled to indicate their correct location as shown in the replacement guides.
  • Kit includes one iMac Opening Tool.

The unique design of the 27" iMac requires the replacement of the adhesive strips whenever the display assembly is removed. Fortunately, these adhesive strips are actually a foam tape, easily cut with an iMac Opening Tool. Unfortunately, the display has to be removed every time anything needs to be replaced or upgraded inside the machine.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • iMac Intel 27" (EMC 2546 Late 2012)
  • iMac Intel 27" (EMC 2639 Late 2013)
  • iMac Intel 27" (EMC 2806 Late 2014)

Product Details

$19.95 Kit

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Standard warranty

$14.95 Strips Only

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Standard warranty

Notes:

This option does not include the iMac Opening Tool.

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Replacement Guides

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2639

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 27" Retina 5K Display

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546
2.9 GHz (Core i5, Late 2012)
3.2 GHz (Core i5, Late 2012)
3.4 GHz (Core i7, Late 2012)
iMac Intel 27" EMC 2639
3.2 GHz (Core i5, Late 2013)
3.4 GHz (Core i5, Late 2013)
3.5 GHz (Core i7, Late 2013)
iMac Intel 27" Retina 5K Display
3.5 GHz (Late 2014)
4.0 GHz (Late 2014)
 

Stories

My Problem

Hard Drive Upgrade

My Fix

Great

My Advice

Patience

My Problem

Failed hard drive in an iMac. Apple doesn't make it exceptionally easy to replace it, but it was worth doing.

My Fix

The ifixit kit had everything I needed plus clear step-by-step guidance on performing the replacement. Worked a treat!

My Advice

For putting the screen back on, it is better to have an extra pair of hands to help position it.

My Problem

Die HDD war zu langsam, also musste die SSD rein

My Fix

mit den richtigen Werkzeugen und der genauen Anleitung und dem passenden Neuteilen von iFixit, kein Problem. 30 Minuten war es erledigt.

My Advice

Unbedingt die Displayarretierung aus Schaumstoff kaufen, hab mich geärgert diese nicht mitgekauftt zu haben. Das macht es nochmal einfacher.

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My Problem

The 1TB HDD without Fusion was painfully slow. I could not find a suitable blade style PCIe SSD to make the fusion drive like original Apple. So i decided to just replace the stock 1-TB 7200rpm with an aftermarket 512GB SSD SATA.

My Fix

Removing the LCD panel was a pain. I remember doing the pre-2012 model without any issue. My particular iMac 27" had a tiny chip near the bottom left corner. While lifting the LCD off, that little chip turned into a 2" hairline crack towards the center of the screen! I was sadden...even depressed that i had made a crack.

The SSD replacement went smooth. Since i only had remove the original HDD, there's no need to remove the Logic Board. Now it was time to put the LCD panel back in.

The Adhesive Strips from iFixit is must. Removing the original adhesive was easier than anticipated. Applying iFixit's adhesive was straight forward like the video guide.

Here's the Ugly part: installing the LCD panel back onto the housing. While trying to align the bottom part of the LCD panel, that 2" crack took a turn towards the bottom. Now i have a crack covering the bottom quarter of the screen. Using one hand to hold the top of the panel while plugging the data and power connectors might have put even more pressure on the crack area.

The connections were plugged and LCD went back on without further complication. The good part was system boots up and run snappier than ever thanks to the SSD.

My Advice

The crack might have been prevented if the chip was taken more serious during LCD removal and installation. Having another person to help would make the job much easier.

My Problem

A friend brought over his mid 2012 27" iMac with a cracked screen.

My Fix

Repair went very well with the help of the iFixit video and detailed instructional.

My Advice

If you take care, you can start cutting the double stick tape that holds the screen with a very thin retractable blade to start the process then use the round tape cutter tool from iFixit. The initial cut from the thin blade helped the iFixit rotary cutting tool tremendously.

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My Problem

The factory Seagate 3tb hd died.

My Fix

The iMac opening tool was perfect and the adhesive strips are top quality. The little blue tabs made it very easy to strip of the backing. They are also cut to fit perfectly, unlike the generic strips some companies sell.

My Advice

I used an HGST enterprise 4tb drive. I've had great luck with the HGST drives. This machine has the Fusion drive. Disk Utility recognized the new drive and automatically reconfigured the Fusion to the new drive. No command line required.

Also used the OWC cable to enable the iMac to get drive temp to properly control fan speed.

My Problem

Had to replace a harddrive from sata to ssd

My Fix

Awesome.

My Advice

Onlything i would say dont use glue or anything else. Buy these adhesive strips from ifixit it is really easy to put and use.

My Problem

Wanted to put an SSD in my new Apple Refurb 2013 iMac 27"

My Fix

Went off without a hitch (except that I scratched the !&&* out of my dinner table, oops!)

My Advice

If you're working on a surface you value put down a towel :)

My Problem

The problem started with the bootcamp partition having damaged system files. I initially resolved by reinstalling Windows. This lasted for a bit but then it started having problems again. This time the OS X side stated having problems. It would startup since the OS was on the SSD of the fusion drive but data drive (started clicking) was an issue.

My Fix

By slowing using the iMac screen removal tool and the suction cups I was able to separate and pivot the glass screen up in order to remove the failed drive. Following iFixit's guides made the repair a breeze. I have fixed a few broken iPhone/iPod screens so I am not a complete novice and this was even easier then working on the tiny screws, etc. in the mobile devices. I took my time and was careful not to damage the large glass so it took about 1 1/2 hours to complete, including starting the iMac before completely closing up the screen.

I bought the replacement Hard Drive on Amazon and for about $30 more ended up adding an additional 1 terabyte.

My Advice

Take your time in separating the glass from the case. I used old used gift/gas cards to help in the separation. Instead of completely separating the screen I just pivot it up on the bottom edge and used a flat cardboard box to prop it up. This saved me time in the reassembly. Also make sure the power wire to the speaker is completely separated from the track in the speaker before removing the speaker.

Does anyone know how I can recover some of the data from the failed clicking hard drive or is this any impossible task since it was part of the fusion drive?

My Problem

We have encountered an issue with Apple's fusion drive, where if you work move masses amounts of files on a daily basis, the drive will come to a crawling halt. We have an identical iMac with SSD where this issue didn't happen. Replacing the Fusion Drive with an SSD - best move ever and a new lease of life for my iMac

My Fix

Like any first time repair, your a little nervous especially when your using a tool to separate a screen from it's self, but the iMac cutter tool made this a lot easier than I feared and the guides were amazing!

My Advice

Just buy the tools suggested and follow the video. Small investment which still comes out over half the price of an Apple SSD. Go ahead and replace the slower drive. You won't regret it! Just take your time on the repair, there is no rush. Just like cutting wood, measure twice cut once.