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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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YES, it works! The new logic board accepted keyboard input and allowed me to proceed with macOS installation
YES, it works! The new logic board accepted keyboard input and allowed me to proceed with macOS installation
Few days after ordering my parts, a magic box appeared on my desk
Few days after ordering my parts, a magic box appeared on my desk
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
It contained the 64GB RAM and the 2TB PCIe Aura Pro X2 for iMac
It contained the 64GB RAM and the 2TB PCIe Aura Pro X2 for iMac
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
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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