iMac Intel 21.5" (2012-2015) Adhesive Strips

$19.95

Product code: IF173-005

 

iMac Intel 21.5" (2012-2015) Adhesive Strips

$19.95

Product code: IF173-005

Product Overview

Adhesive Strips for Every Repair

  • This complete set of replacement adhesive strips are specifically cut to fit 21.5" iMacs from Late 2012 through Late 2015.
  • The individual adhesive strips are labeled to indicate their correct location as shown in the replacement guides.
  • The kit includes one iMac Opening Tool.
  • Because of continuing improvements, actual product may differ slightly from photo.

The unique design of the 21.5" 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 Wheel. 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 21.5" EMC Nos. 2544, 2638, 2805, 2889, 2833

Product Details

$19.95 Kit

 

Condition:

New

$14.95 Strips Only

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This option does not include the iMac Opening Wheel.

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Replacement Guides

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Difficult

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Difficult

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544
2.7 GHz (Core i5, Late 2012)
2.9 GHz (Core i5, Late 2012)
3.1 GHz (Core i7, Late 2012)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638
2.7 GHz (Core i5, Late 2013)
2.9 GHz (Core i5, Late 2013)
3.1 GHz (Core i7, Late 2013)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805
1.4 GHz (Core i5, Mid 2014)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2889
1.6 GHz (Core i5, Late 2015)
2.8 GHz (Core i5, Late 2015)
iMac Intel 21.5" Retina 4K Display
3.1 GHz (Core i5, Late 2015)
3.3 GHz (Core i7, Late 2015)
 

Stories

My Problem

The entry level IMac 21,5 4K Late 2015 has an HORRENDOUSLY SLOW 1TB 5400 RPM hard drive, that made the whole experience of using the computer, an absolute pain. We got this computer as a replacement for a white polycarbonate Macbook, that turned out to be running a lot faster than the new computer (since I had installed a Samsung EVO SSD 1 TB a year ago) - I wanted to take the SSD out of the Macbook and put it into the new IMac

My Fix

I searched about replacing the hard drive on this machine, and landed on iFixit's guide on how to replace the hard-drive.

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544 Hard Drive Replacement

It was exactly what I needed, BUT... there was a subtle difference that I want to highlight. The SATA connector is now in one piece, so whereas it was easy to disconnect (I just pulled the hard drive out and that's it) it was IMPOSSIBLE to re-connect without disassembling the left speaker.

My Advice

Yes! - In order to complete the hard-drive replacement without any hitches, take the time to remove the left speaker when you remove the hard drive. For that you need to disconnect the two wire connector of the power switch (to be found in the lower left corner of the power logic board. Then, disassemble the fan and take it off (remember to disconnect it's power cable from the logic board) and finally take the speaker off. This will allow you to re-connect the new hard drive without any problem.

My Problem

I wanted to upgrade the sluggish 2.5" 5400 RPM platter drive with a new Samsung EVO 850 SSD, While I was in there, I figured I'd double the 8GB of RAM to 16GB.

My Fix

Success! This guide is spot-on! I was able to follow each step in detail and safely open my iMac without any issues. The repair kit from iFixit was a godsend. The mini pizza cutter tool made quick work of the factory adhesive tape, and the included double-sided tape was a perfect match with simple templates to follow. The original drive came out very easily, and I was even able to painlessly upgrade the RAM. Before sealing it all up, I plugged in the power, confirmed it powered up, and the screen worked as well. All good!

My Advice

It's a bit annoying having to carefully remove the factory adhesive tape, but go slow, use a plastic tool (like a spudger) to peel the tape off and once it starts to peel off, the it comes off quickly. The slowest part of the whole operation was removing the old tape. Also, I followed the advice of another person here who suggested coaxing the RAM out carefully without the need to fully remove the system board. I found plenty of room to remove the old memory and gently angle in the new; took me about 5 minutes total without the need to fully remove all the components. Good luck!

My Problem

Needed to replace the RAM and Hard drive on a late 2013 iMac - a device rated as "get a professional" due to the sealed nature of the iMac.

My Fix

Wonderful. Thee tool to seep rate the iMac display from its back is nothing short of revolutionary. The "pizza cutter" is light years ahead of the "guitar pick" prybar. I can open an iMac in about 3 minutes safely and neatly with the tool. This is my third iMac repair using your kits and they work flawlessly.

My Advice

The step by step instructions are great - read them from start to finish before starting project to avoid any surprises.

My Problem

slow HHD - wanted to put a 2.5" SSD (500GB) to replace the existing HHD

My Fix

It went very well - required tremendous patience to do it - the screen removal and reassemble are the most difficult tasks. I highly suggest to have two persons to do this.

My Advice

two persons recommended - with suction cups for slow assembling process - especially when lining up the screen and chassis. It is not essential to use the bottom adhesive - by eliminating this - makes it easier to "line up the screen" while re-attach the two screen cables.

My Problem

Hard drive went bad.

My Fix

Repair was easier than expected. Tool included with Adhesive strips made the job super easy!

My Advice

Be careful when placing the screen/monitor back in place. The adhesive strips aren't very forgiving. When I put the monitor back in place according to the instructions it still left a small gap at the bottom of the screen and computer. I would suggest putting the computer in the upright position before aligning the bottom of the screen with the computer. This may help eliminate or minimize the gap I encountered. The weight of the monitor may make this step a bit more difficult but it could result in a better seam between the computer and monitor. Just don't forget to connect your monitor cables!!!

My Problem

Replaced the slow oem HD

My Fix

Replacing the HD was very easy.

My Advice

Couldn't have done it without the tools and adhesive strips!

My Problem

Je souhaitais remplacer le HD et la RAM d'origine par un SSD Evo et des nouvelles barrettes 8 GB.

My Fix

Super facile. Les instructions sont limpides.

My Advice

Prenez votre temps. N'essayez pas de sauter des étapes.

My Problem

I wanted to upgrade my RAM and internal storage and make the process easy to do again without Adhesive Strips!

My Fix

The repair went very, very well. Now my iMac is designed like Apple should have made them, not all glued together.

My Advice

Take your time and carefully think it over. Especially the placement of the stacks of high powered magnets inside of the aluminum back case. Attach them to the back of the display, (they will magnetically stick right on along the top edge. Use JB Weld to glue the other end of them to the inside of the back case. The bottom edge of the screen is problematic, so I used Contact Cement to glue two thin and flat pieces of stiff plastic to the bottom edge of the Screen, along the bottom of the inside of the screen, positioned so as to slide down into the 'Chin' of the iMac's case to prevent the Screen from 'popping out' along this bottom edge. Now it looks just like its a brand new iMac but now I can remove and replace the entire screen in about 30 seconds.

My Problem

My Late 2012 21.5" iMac had been performing like a dog lately - the 5400rpm laptop hard drive in there is terribly slow. We didn't get the Fusion Drive model. I had upgraded Macbook Pro's to SSD's before, so I figured why not upgrade the iMac.

My Fix

The repair was actually easier than first expected. It took well under an hour (even with removing all of the old adhesive and double checking on the new adhesive before installing it. The hard drive swap itself is a piece of cake once the screen is removed.

My Advice

It is very helpful to have a pair of suction cups with handles (though not essential) to help pull the screen off. Have patience and work the cutter tool around the screen a few times.

The opening guides are right to stress to go slowly near the iSight webcam - that's the only place where you're in any danger of accidentally doing some damage.

The old adhesive will probably be dry in places and will feel like it doesn't want to come off cleanly. Just look for a good hold on the adhesive strips somewhere near the middle of each section - eventually you'll grab a piece you can tug on and the whole section of adhesive will come off.

My Problem

I wanted better performance on my iMac.

My Fix

The tools from iFixit were great for the replacement.

My Advice

Be sure to be very precise with the strips.