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Replacing the Fusion Drive with both a SSD and an harddisk

July 30, 2020 -

This month I did an attempt to upgrade my 27-inch iMac 5K. I wanted to replace the fusion drive with a SSD and a large hardisk. In addition I decided this was a good time to upgrade the RAM memory as well, maxing it out at 64GB. I was on a mission to create the ultimate iMac, but things didn't go to plan!

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Disconnecting the headphone cable
Disconnecting the headphone cable
The Power Supply should be handled with extra care, don't touch any solder joint as the capacitors can retain some charge after disconnecting the power cable!
The Power Supply should be handled with extra care, don't touch any solder joint as the capacitors can retain some charge after disconnecting the power cable!
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
LUCKY ME! Found a perfectly matching replacement logic board - in new old stock condition!
LUCKY ME! Found a perfectly matching replacement logic board - in new old stock condition!
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
On the logic board I found a number - I took a photo of it during one of my numerous assembling sessions
On the logic board I found a number - I took a photo of it during one of my numerous assembling sessions

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