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Killing 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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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
Disconnecting the microphone cable - right under my thumb - it's very tiny!
Disconnecting the microphone cable - right under my thumb - it's very tiny!
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
Another box with parts - this time from Ireland
Another box with parts - this time from Ireland
Removing an iMac speaker
Removing an iMac speaker
Disconnecting the headphone cable
Disconnecting the headphone cable

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