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Where is the PCIe slot inside 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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LUCKY ME! Found a perfectly matching replacement logic board - in new old stock condition!
LUCKY ME! Found a perfectly matching replacement logic board - in new old stock condition!
Creating a USB recovery drive using another MacBook
Creating a USB recovery drive using another MacBook
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
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
iMac ad - note the text emphasising to get you online in 10 minutes
iMac ad - note the text emphasising to get you online in 10 minutes

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