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Causing a power surge in the logic board of an iMac with retina display

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 an iMac speaker
Removing an iMac speaker
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
Decoupling the fusion drive: separating the conventional harddisk from the PCIe SSD
Decoupling the fusion drive: separating the conventional harddisk from the PCIe SSD
A (nearly) empty iMac enclosure
A (nearly) empty iMac enclosure
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
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk

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