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Causing a power surge in the logic board of an iMac

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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Removing screws from the iMac
Removing screws from the iMac
Disconnecting the microphone cable - right under my thumb - it's very tiny!
Disconnecting the microphone cable - right under my thumb - it's very tiny!
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)
Removing the main ventilator shaft
Removing the main ventilator shaft
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
The RAM hatch pops open using the secret button inside the power connector
The RAM hatch pops open using the secret button inside the power connector

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