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iMac Intel 24" EMC 2111

iMac Intel 24" EMC 2111 Hard Drive Replacement

1 - 2 hours


My Problem

I just wanted a faster, larger hard drive, and needed a little more RAM.

My Fix

The repair went almost perfectly, I meticulously followed the instructions in the guide, but when I went to turn on my computer, the screen wouldn't come on, and it loudly beeped at me three times (Repeating). I quickly discovered one of my new RAM chips was defective, and put back one of the old RAM chips until iFixit sent me a replacement. iFixit sent the part promptly after I let them know of the problem, and after a couple days I had a new working RAM chip, and my computer is working great.

My Advice

When trying to plug back in the LED screen connection, get someone to hold the screen just above where it needs to go so you can have the use of both your hands. This step is tricky and using the Spudger for a little bit of leverage to push the connection back into place makes it much easier.

PC3-8500 4 GB RAM Chip Image
PC3-8500 4 GB RAM Chip


Spudger Image


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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