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

$14.95 Strips Only

 

Condition:

New

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

The original hard drive died after 18 months so I replaced it with a Seagate Sold State Hybrid Drive.

My Fix

It took about fifteen minutes to open the iMac, three minutes to swap out the drives and another five minutes to seal the iMac again.

The iMac opening tool worked, but the blade developed knicks and chips. It will not survive another use.

I inserted old iTunes cards behind the blade as I moved around the screen.

My Advice

Next time I'm going to use a scalpel instead of the opening tool.

If you don't have any old iTunes cards, you could use old playing cards.

My Problem

The aim was to install factory PCIe SSD drive to get a Fusion drive. Factory 1TB hdd is pretty fast, but in my mind real Mac should only with SSD - that's when the magic starts to happen the Macs are famous for.

Especially considering that my previous Mac was with a hand built Fusion drive too. So after a year of torment I finally decided to upgrade it.

My Fix

Everything went smooth and calm, thanks for iFixit's extremely detailed tear down guide. I faced no troubles at all. Nothing has exploded or damaged :)

My Advice

FIY, For those, who wants to perform such upgrade:

I have an mid 2013 27 inch iMac (2639) and I've used an Apple's factory SSD model MZ-JPV1280/0A3 made by Samsung (SSUBX A3 revision).

It fitted just perfectly.

Now I have 700 MB/s read/write speeds.

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My Problem

No Problem. It was cheaper to buy our own SSD Drive and Memory than to buy it all beefed up from Apple.

My Fix

We Swapped out that HDD with a 1TB SSD and added more memory. The only problem we had was with the SSD. We forgot that we needed a SSD Mounting Kit. Luckily we had from from a previous build that fit perfectly. Having the adhesive strips was the winner in my book. We were able to replace the screen and it looks like it just came out of the box.

My Advice

Be patient sometimes its really sticky and wont come off right away. I was afraid of breaking the screen but with a little persistence and having a lot of those plastic cards it came off with out a hitch.

My Problem

The fan had a rattling noise and I decided to change also the hard drive if I was going to open my iMac. I bought a Seagate 2 TB hybrid disk for the replacement. The fan I bought it on eBay.

My Fix

Everything went fine, iFixit really helped me, thank you so much guys!!! All steps are clear and the strips fit perfectly on the screen. I was afraid that the screen could be not in the right position but my iMac looks like a new one! Now the new fan works perfect and I have a faster HD drive, Im very happy with the results.

My Advice

I recommend you to take a look to iFixit Youtube Channel. I read so many times the instructions on the web site but what really helped me, was to take a look to the videos. They are very well explained and will help you to understand all the procedure.

My Problem

Remplacement du disque à plateaux par un SSD dans un iMac 27" late 2012.

My Fix

Tout s'est très bien passé. Merci iFixit pour les tutos. J'ai juste manqué un peu de patience et fendu le coin en bas à gauche de l'écran

My Advice

Ne jamais faire effet de levier avec le "plectre" qui sert à décoller l'écran

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.