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

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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.

My Problem

My hdd has failed and I had to replace it

My Fix

As usual, look at iFixit.com ... There was a solution.. I bought the tools.

After 30 minutes, the new HDD was in my iMac, ready to restore my data :)

My Advice

Don't worry .... it's very simple to do =)

My Problem

Replaced the stock 1TB 7200 rpm hdd for a 1TB Samsung 840 EVO ssd

My Fix

Replacing the hdd was as easy as the title says. The pizza cutter went through like butter and did not have to apply any force and does not scratch the casing. Used the cutter to slice through the sides and top. All in all a hour of work for replacing the hdd for a ssd and applying the replacement adhevise strips. If needed to, i would do it again without breaking a sweat.

My Advice

Did not cut or replace the bottom adhesive strips. This will keep the glass screen lined-up with the back of the imac. You will have plenty of roam to remove and replace the hdd for something else. Also did not detach any cables, there is enough room to play and fidle ;-) Used one hand to keep the glass screen up and the other hand to unscrew and remove the hdd. Just be patient, watch what you are doing and everything should be fine.

My Problem

I had a HDD installed and wanted a SSD just like my MacBook Pro.

My Fix

The repair was actually quite easy. The tricky part was "patience," with the adhesive (meaning take the one off).

My Advice

The biggest thing I can encourage is NOT to unpeal the back-side of the NEW adhesive until you test the screen cables, ask me how do this AND you'll want to make 99.9% that the screen is perfectly in place.

My Problem

If your hard drive fails in a new iMac, Apple has a new way of "holding' their screens in - double sided tape. Gone is nice mechanical fasteners such as screws and the magnets.

Naturally you have one shot of pulling OUT the screen but the glue won't let you replace it. Get those from an Apple Store "No sir, you MUST BRING IT IN FOR REPAIR". A $70 hard drive ends up being $250 from Apple here in Australia. If you want to do it yourself Apple refuse to sell you the screen sealing tape to hold the lot back together - regardless if it was out-of-warranty.

It was sure nice to see iFixit has the sealing tape to fit.

My Fix

I'm ready to go - just haven't done it yet but I have the tools, fixing and instructions.

My Advice

Make sure you know what model iMac you have BEFORE opening it - finding out that you need special tools, fixing tapes etc. AFTER you open it will only delay your repair.

Review those great "fix it yourself' iFix-It, then get to work.

My Problem

Bought a 2013 27" iMac for my daughters and they complaint about the computer freezing up. So, I decided to replace the mechanical drive with an ssd drive.

My Fix

Using iFixit adhesive strips and iMac opening everything went smooth. I felt like an expert doing this. After applying the adhesive the screen looks factory installed.

My Advice

Buy all equipment necessary for the project, take your time and watch the tutorials from iFixit.