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How to upgrade 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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Removing the heatsink from the logic board
Removing the heatsink from the logic board
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
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
Work in progress: most parts removed, the logic board remaining
Work in progress: most parts removed, the logic board remaining
Visiting Microfix in Amsterdam - the local Apple Premium Service Provider
Visiting Microfix in Amsterdam - the local Apple Premium Service Provider
Disconnecting the headphone cable
Disconnecting the headphone cable

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