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Introduction

This is the teardown for the Apple iMac G3 Model M4984. I don’t think there is much more to say before beginning.

The iMac G3. This was a great computer for the time, and had plenty of features.
  • The iMac G3. This was a great computer for the time, and had plenty of features.

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Start by flipping the iMac upside-down. It may help to lay it on a towel, so you don't damage the screen, or scratch the face.
  • Start by flipping the iMac upside-down. It may help to lay it on a towel, so you don't damage the screen, or scratch the face.

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  • Remove this Phillips screw.

  • Using a flathead screwdriver, work your way around the bottom cover, until it comes off.

  • Then, lift the bottom cover up and out, and set it aside.

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  • Now, remove the DB-15 Video connector from the logic board.

  • It may be helpful to use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the thumbscrews.

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  • Remove the power cable from the logic board assembly.

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  • Remove the front panel connector.

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  • Now, remove these Phillips screws.

  • Now, grab the logic board assembly by the piece of plastic, and lift it out.

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  • The logic board assembly. This is the heart of the computer, it contains the motherboard, CPU, RAM, V-RAM, PRAM battery, the hard drive, and the optical drive.

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  • To remove the bottom cover, remove these phillips screws, and pull the bottom cover off the iMac

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  • Removing the faceplate:

  • Remove these phillips screws.

  • Now, pivot the faceplate up about 60 degrees and pull it away from the imac, with some wiggleing, it should come free

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