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First time opening a Mac

Ian Schrader -

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429

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Installing iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429 Dual Drive Kit (HDD or SSD)

1 hour


My Problem

The original HDD crashed.

My Fix

Very smooth. The how-to was right on the money. I chose to fully remove the logic board and blow out the internals with a can of air while I had it open. Was also able to finally rescue an SD card that had been lost to the Superdrive for a couple of years.

My Advice

Take your time. I used a small tackle box with dividers to keep the screws sorted. I also used some small plastic blocks, about 5" tall, to put between the display and the case while unplugging and plugging in all the connections. I also covered both sides of the glass and display with a clean towel while they were off.

iMac Intel 27" (Mid 2011) Dual Hard Drive Kit Image
iMac Intel 27" (Mid 2011) Dual Hard Drive Kit


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