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How does a 27-inch iMac 5K look from the inside?

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 headphone cable
Disconnecting the headphone cable
Be careful when lifting the glass, there are cables connecting the panel to the logic board
Be careful when lifting the glass, there are cables connecting the panel to the logic board
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
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac in trouble: no system drive found
iMac in trouble: no system drive found
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

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