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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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Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Removing an iMac speaker
Removing an iMac speaker
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
Removing the heatsink from the logic board
Removing the heatsink from the logic board
The SSD drive installed correctly, note how the connector is much deeper in its socket
The SSD drive installed correctly, note how the connector is much deeper in its socket
A (nearly) empty iMac enclosure
A (nearly) empty iMac enclosure

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