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Added a PCIe SSD TO MY 27" iMac

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iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546 Adhesive Strips Replacement

30 minutes - 2 hours

Moderate

My Problem

I bought my iMac with only the platter drive because the SSD options were so expensive. After dealing with the slow drive for a while, I found a 256 gb PCIe hard drive on eBay.

My Fix

The guide was spot on. The only hard part of this repair is the screen removal. The directions are clear though, and the removal went perfect. The rest of the steps are basic, and anyone could do them. In fact, anyone could probably remove the screen. It is just stressful because it feels fragile and it is an expensive piece of electronics.

My Advice

I didn't buy the foam iMac pad to hold up the enclosure with the screen removed. I just laid it down on a soft surface. It worked just fine.

Spudger Image
Spudger

$2.99

TR10 Torx Security Screwdriver Image
TR10 Torx Security Screwdriver

$6.99

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Plastic Cards

$2.99

TR9 Torx Security Screwdriver Image
TR9 Torx Security Screwdriver

$6.99

iFixit Precision 4 mm Screwdriver Bit Image
iFixit Precision 4 mm Screwdriver Bit

$2.99

iMac Intel 27" (2012-2017) Adhesive Strips Image
iMac Intel 27" (2012-2017) Adhesive Strips

$19.99

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