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Um yes how would I go about taking apart my old dead imac (well not dead exactlly, its one of those ones that are just the case and fake parts inside... but I think it should be the same as a regular slotloader!)

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anyone? 61 veiws and nothing?

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I have taaken apart many iMac G3s! The easiest one is probably the 400Mhz and up (That includes yours). Make sure you unplug the iMac first.

1. Put a soft sheet on your floor, prefferably a towel or something.
2. Put the iMac's screen face down on the towel.
3. Unscrew the two screws under the stand(bit that moves on a hinge to angle the screen)
4. See there is a bit of plastic that has a hole at the top. Well put a flathead screwdriver in the hole and push the end up(away from the floor)
5. Unscrew the 2 big screws under there.
6. The bottom will come away.
7. There is a metal mesh with about 6 miniature screws in. Unsrew them and the mesh comes off.


All the stuff should be able to be accesed from there unless you want to clean it up inside or change the processor, if there is anything else just ask.

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Just a safety reminder IF you intend to mess with the CRT at all... it MUST get discharged before handling it. If you have no experience with this... get someone else to do it.

if you do not take this precaution, death can result.

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That is a very good point. I knew someone that died by dropping a CRT display and it went KABOOM as it landed.

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There is a great disassembly guide, complete with pictures here:

http://mrjcd.com/slo...ad_iMac_repair/

May I second the above, please be careful with the CRT!

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Like I said its a display model from a mac shop, was sold to me on ebay

iT HAS NO CRT

Thank you ZactheDraon for th mini guide and thank you Tripleg for the service manuals





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