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iMac 2389 upgrade

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iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389 Hard Drive Replacement

45 minutes


My Problem

Machine at a university with the hard drive failing (would not install OSX 10.9). Do a memory upgrade at the same time.

My Fix

No problems - the glass is awfully thin though and it would be nice to know it was held by magnets.... Took less than an hour.

My Advice

Maybe swap around steps 6 and 7 as the display data cable is shorter than the LED backlight cable. Use a magnetic tipped screwdriver as the screws holding down the display can quite easily fall into the unit. I magnetised mine using the magnets holding the glass.

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


PC3-10600 2 GB RAM Chip Image
PC3-10600 2 GB RAM Chip


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


TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver Image
TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver


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