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How to replace the main logic board in a 27-inch iMac 5K

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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A (nearly) empty iMac enclosure
A (nearly) empty iMac enclosure
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task
The RAM hatch pops open using the secret button inside the power connector
The RAM hatch pops open using the secret button inside the power connector
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk

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