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Replaced the 320GB HD and the Optical drive

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iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 Hard Drive Replacement

45 minutes


My Problem

The hard drive was full. And the optical drive would not write CDs. I replaced both. I purchased a 2 TB HD and cloned it and purchased a replacement optical drive. I used the repair guides in iFixit.

My Fix

The repair went very well. Both documents were very well written and illustrated and easy to follow.

My Advice

One thing I did which helped me when I reinstalled the LCD monitor was to use sharpie pens to color code the white connectors so that I could easily tell which connectors went together.

2 TB 3.5" Hard Drive Image
2 TB 3.5" Hard Drive


Spudger Image


Phillips #1 Screwdriver Image
Phillips #1 Screwdriver


Heavy-Duty Suction Cups (Pair) Image
Heavy-Duty Suction Cups (Pair)


TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver Image
TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver


TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver Image
TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver


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