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iMac HDD Replacement

Joseph Abraham -

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210

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iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 Hard Drive Replacement

1 hour


My Problem

Original hard drive went bad, had to replace it.

My Fix

Repair went smooth. However, I did forget to attach one cable prior to reassembly. I had to open the unit back up and reattach the video cable. I ended up actually shocking myself because when I reopened the computer, I forgot to unplug the computer.

Also, wasn't able to install the operating system from the DVD drive for some reason. I ended up cloning a drive that was plugged in via USB; I used disk utility.

My Advice

First, never work on an iMac when it is plugged in. There is a possibility of lethal electric shock. Second, in many instances, cloning drives with disk utility is more time effective than reinstalling from recovery disk.

4 TB 3.5" Hard Drive Image
4 TB 3.5" Hard Drive


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