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How to replace the main logic board in an iMac

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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Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Disconnecting the microphone cable - right under my thumb - it's very tiny!
Disconnecting the microphone cable - right under my thumb - it's very tiny!
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)
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
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Removing the main ventilator shaft
Removing the main ventilator shaft

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