Whitlock's guide to messing with your iMac:

Updated: With the heatsink, you will most likely have to remove it manually. That is why you only use the board that the Mac came with.

You just have to remove the four screws on the bottom, and the 6 in the shielding. After that, you then remove the 11(?) screws out of the Logic Board and Down Converter. After that point, you have to remove the screws out of the plastic around the case. Memory tells me it's like 6 screws. After that then you can get to the CRT, Analog, and Power boards.

WHEN YOU GET TO THE CRT, PLEASE DISCHARGE THE CRT OR YOU MAY DIE! FAILURE TO DO SO WILL CAUSE THE CRT TO DISCHARGE INTO YOUR BODY AND A LOVED ONE OR FRIEND WILL FIND YOUR ZAPPED CORPSE IN THE LIVING ROOM.

Remove those one by one, with the CRT last. Then you can get to the back of the board. When you get to that point, you will have removed just about every single component out of the iMac.

My question is: Is it worth it? You have to take out all of that equipment or you will have loose metal shavings that may come back and kill your system later on. SO you will have to take it down that far.

Post edited by: whitlock, at: 2004/09/30 03:43
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