iMac Opening Wheel

iMac Opening Wheel

$7.99

$7.99

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Product Details

Features

Features

It's like opening an iMac pizza

  • The unique design of recent iMac models requires the cutting of the foam tape on the display to get inside.
  • This tool comes in two parts:
    • The handle is made of reinforced nylon and easily accommodates the cutting wheel while providing plenty of grip. In addition, the back of the handle features a thin prying and slicing blade to ensure you loosen all the adhesive.
    • The cutting wheel is specifically designed to slip in the hair-thin gap between the display and the aluminum frame, then easily cut the foam holding the two pieces together.

Compatibility

iMac 27" 2017
EMC 3070 3.4 GHz (Mid 2017)
EMC 3070 3.5 GHz (Mid 2017)
EMC 3070 3.8 GHz (Mid 2017)
EMC 3070 4.2 GHz (Mid 2017)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2544
EMC 2544 2.7 GHz (Late 2012)
EMC 2544 2.9 GHz (Late 2012)
EMC 2544 3.1 GHz (Late 2012)
EMC 2545 3.3 GHz (Early 2013 Edu)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638
EMC 2638 2.7 GHz (Late 2013)
EMC 2742 2.9 GHz (Late 2013)
EMC 2742 3.1 GHz (Late 2013)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2805
EMC 2805 1.4 GHz (Mid 2014)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2889
EMC 2889 1.6 GHz (Late 2015)
EMC 2889 2.8 GHz (Late 2015)
iMac Intel 21.5" Retina 4K Display (2015)
EMC 2833 3.1 GHz (Late 2015, 4K Display)
EMC 2833 3.3 GHz (Late 2015, 4K Display)
iMac Intel 21.5" Retina 4K Display (2017)
EMC 3069 3.0 GHz (Mid 2017, 4K Display)
EMC 3069 3.4 GHz (Mid 2017, 4K Display)
EMC 3069 3.6 GHz (Mid 2017, 4K Display)
iMac Intel 27"
EMC 2834 3.2 GHz (Late 2015)
EMC 2834 3.3 GHz (Late 2015)
EMC 2834 4.0 GHz (Late 2015)
iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546
EMC 2546 2.9 GHz (Late 2012)
EMC 2546 3.2 GHz (Late 2012)
EMC 2546 3.4 GHz (Late 2012)
iMac Intel 27" EMC 2639
EMC 2639 3.2 GHz (Late 2013)
EMC 2639 3.4 GHz (Late 2013)
EMC 2639 3.5 GHz (Late 2013)
iMac Intel 27" Retina 5k Display
EMC 2806 3.3 GHz (Mid 2015)
EMC 2806 3.5 GHz (Late 2014)
EMC 2806 4.0 GHz (Late 2014)

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Repair Stories

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markford's Story Photo #906767

My Problem

Stock hard drive too small (1Tb) and decided to install a Seagate 4Tb Fusion drive.

My Fix

Perfect.

My Advice

Key Tips - 1. Read both the Hard Drive, Display and Adhesive Strips guides, including user comments before picking up a tool, 2. Have the correct tools, hard drive and adhesive strip kit, 3. Have patience

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My Problem

Had to remove and replace Hard drive

My Fix

Went well, took about 2 hours.

My Advice

Take your time, do not rush it. When lifting the Screen to remove connections, it was helpful to have an assistant. He held the screen up, while I unplugged those pesky connectors. Also, when removing the old adhesive strips, you can . . .

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My Problem

Apple STUMPED - iMac shuts off randomly, daily to multiple times/hour

My Fix

Repair went perfectly. Time will tell if the power supply was truly the culprit in the issues I was having that Apple was UNABLE to diagnose.

My Advice

You might have to run a card or spudger a few . . .

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My Problem

Slow hard drive swapped with SSD.

My Fix

Touch and go for a moment cutting off the glue from the screen.

My Advice

Once you are able to pry the screen apart, you are able to get to everything and re-tape back the screen

be patient and steady hands to tape back the screen and make sure you have finger nails

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My Problem

The old HDD was really bogging down the iMac, the SSD gave it new life.

My Fix

Surprisingly easy. The iFixit iMac opening tool made the repair a cinch.

My Advice

Have a second person that can help.

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My Problem

I love the iMac hardware more than any other all in one that I've ever tried but the HD was sooo slow!

My Fix

After watching the video a coupled of times, the tools were perfect for the job and I was able to manage swapping out the hard drive in less than 40 minutes.

My Advice

Watch the video until you have the confid . . .

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My Problem

Je souhaitais améliorer les performances de mon iMac

My Fix

Super! Aucun souci. Je n'avais pas de tournevis torx mais je m'en suis très bien sorti avec un petit tournevis plat. J'ai aussi réussi à remplacer les barrettes de RAM sans tout défaire. Une fois le ventilateur enlevé, avec un peu de patience . . .

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My Problem

weil ich es kann, oder, wie ich danach bemerken musste, anscheinend doch nicht

My Fix

supergeil

My Advice

ratschläge sind auch schläge

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My Problem

Replaced existing HDD with SSD in two different 27" iMacs.

My Fix

Went smoothly after receiving the Opening Wheel and iFixit cards.

My Advice

DO NOT attempt to open without using the iMac Opening Wheel or something similar. I learned the hard way and cracked the glass of the first iMac I attempted to open using a pryi . . .

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My Problem

This iMac was a sad little unit that needed some SSD love.

My Fix

The repair went perfectly and the directions were straightforward. Plenty of detail for the uninitiated.

My Advice

Geez, how I hate tape. The tape on this particular unit seemed to have gotten gooey over time. It took quite a bit of work to get it off o . . .

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