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Destroying 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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Disconnecting the iSight's (Applespeak for webcam) USB cable
Disconnecting the iSight's (Applespeak for webcam) USB cable
It contained a new logic board, but without a processor
It contained a new logic board, but without a processor
Oops: the newly installed SSD drive is not correctly fitted in the PCIe slot! An expensive mistake!
Oops: the newly installed SSD drive is not correctly fitted in the PCIe slot! An expensive mistake!
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
Creating a USB recovery drive using another MacBook
Creating a USB recovery drive using another MacBook
The inside of the iMac is beautifully arranged
The inside of the iMac is beautifully arranged

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