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.

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 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 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 Tool.

 

Replacement Guides

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

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

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

I needed more ram than my original 8 gb and wanted to stick in two 8 gb ram sticks

My Fix

The repair went great except for the fact that I didn't thoroughly plug in my screen and speaker connections.

My Advice

Check your connections before you tape the screen or it might go wrong and you'll have to reopen the screen

My Problem

My client IMac's hard drive was failing and Disk Utility suggested him to backup his data and have it replaced

My Fix

The repair went super smooth thanks to your instructions.

The adhesive strips are a must: without them you cannot keep the screen attached to the frame

My Advice

My personal advice would be to avoid to use the adhesive strip that is located at the bottom of the screen since it is very easy to place back the screen in a wrong alignment and then you will need to detach it again and risk to break it. The adhesive strips on the three sides( right, up, left) are more than enough to hold the screen tight to the frame.

My Problem

My 2012 iMac turned to be very slow with the latest OS X because of the poor spinning drive performance. Decided to replace it the last Samsung 850 EVO SSD.

My Fix

With the tools and instructions from ifixit, the whole replacement only took me about 1 hour, much easier than I expected.

My Advice

The only advice is to make sure the LCD display is aligned when you put it back to the body. With the adhesive tapes, you don't get second chance to adjust. I had been quite cautious but there's still about 0.5mm difference, though it's barely noticeable.

My Problem

My 21.5" iMac had a bad hard drive and I wanted to up the memory from 8 to 16 while I was going to be in there working on the drive.

My Fix

I have to say, the only part that scared me was prying the glass screen off of the unibody. Most sites recommend the guitar pick method and that just seemed fraught with danger. I imagined my screen cracked in half and me having to buy a new iMac. This kit includes a genius "pizza cutter" that lets you open the case in about 60 seconds. It prevents you from sticking the pry tool in too deep and damaging an antennae cable or the camera. Seriously, I ran the opener around the outside about three times and it opened without issue. WONDERFUL.

My Advice

Have a video of the change handy. There are some on this site and on other sites. Seeing the video is much more helpful than the static pictures. And don't expect things to match perfectly between what you see in your machine and what the video or picture shows because Apple makes slight changes throughout the manufacturing lifespan of a unit.. But, if patient and organized, you can service this iMac! The hard drive was super easy. The memory is a harder task as you pretty much have to take everything out to change it. Use a safe static free mat to work on, have plenty of room to remove parts and screws and have some sticky notes or something available to label things/screws so that you remember where they go.

My Problem

I replaced my original HDD with an SSD

My Fix

Followed the ifixit tutorial

My Advice

Do attach the bottom of the screen strip too close to the edge so the when you are putting back the screen you can still have room to adjust the position before it sticks. I'm ended up have the screen attached too high because I couldn't move it.

My Problem

My late 2012 iMac was running very very slow. I decided it was time to upgrade the Hard Disk. So I decided tu buy a 250GB SSD from Samsung and bought the kit from iFixit to do it myself.

My Fix

Very easy task, took me about an hour to do it and to test it. Nothing went wrong, you just have to be careful following the steps in the corresponding manual.

My Advice

I am a systematic and careful person so making this task was easy for me. But I think the average person should be careful when opening the iMac. And also the final step when closing it... if you do not align the monitor crystal properly you will have wasted the lower sticker.

My Problem

The hard drive in a co-workers imac died. She took it to a local shop who wanted $700 to repair it (no Joke). They said since the screen is glued to the machine they were going to have to replace the screen. A quick search on ifixit proved that was not true. Repaired for under $100 worth of parts.

My Fix

Taking apart the machine is very easy as long as you have the adhesive cutting tool. Hard drive is right there once the screen is off. Easy replacement

My Advice

Installing adhesive strips is very easy using the holes in the strips and computer. Only difficult part is lining the screen backup correctly.

My Problem

We wanted to replace the original 500GB hard drive with a smaller, but faster SSD.

My Fix

Replacement of the hard drive was very easy and straightforward. It took a total of about 15 minutes.

My Advice

The use of an x-acto knife to cut the bottom adhesive after the display is lifted up may be helpful.

My Problem

Cracked glass on the LCD screen

My Fix

The repair went successful, but had to order another set of adhesive strips because I didn't move the thermal sensor from the old monitor to the new one.

My Advice

Don't forget to check to see if the new lcd screen you had ordered came with thermal sensor attached. If not, you will need to use the old one from the old LCD Screen.