Inleiding

This guide will help you install a hard drive into your iMac G4.

  1. Place the computer monitor face down on a safe, harmless surface.
    • Place the computer monitor face down on a safe, harmless surface.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screw driver, remove the four 6.86 mm screws from the metal plate.

  2. Remove the metal plate from bottom of the iMac G4.
    • Remove the metal plate from bottom of the iMac G4.

    • The four screws do not completely separate from the metal plate.

    • Release the tabs on each side of the module by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

    • These tabs lock the module in place and releasing them will cause the module to "pop" up.

    • Remove the RAM module from the iMac.

    • Use a spudger to lift and remove the AirPort's antenna connector.

    • This step is only applicable to iMacs that came with an AirPort card installed.

    • Remove the four 28.07mm Torx #15 screws from the lower case.

    • Open the base by carefully pulling straight off, do not rotate the cover.

    • Open slowly to ensure that no cables are damaged or disconnected.

    • Squeeze the small black tab and wiggle gently to remove the colored power cable.

    • Do not pull directly on the colored wires.

    • Do not remove black grounding wire.

    • Grab both sides of the blue connector and firmly pull to remove it from the mother board.

    • Do not pull directly on the ribbon cable.

    • Using a Torx #9 screw driver, remove the two 8.77mm screws holding the drive's shield onto your iMac G4.

    • Remove the drive shield from your iMac.

    • Using a Torx # 10 screw driver, remove the four 19.12mm screws that mount the optical drive.

    • Grasp the HD/Optical Drive bundle by the by the sides and gently wiggle it loose from the sides.

    • Ensure there are no wires passing over the top of the drive bundle when removing it, as it may unintentionally disconnect something.

    • Unplug the power source from the optical drive by pinching the plastic base of the connector and wiggling it gently.

    • Do not use excessive force, or pull on the wires directly, in order to unplug the connector from the drive.

    • Unplug the ribbon cable from the optical drive by grasping the plastic base of the connector and wiggling it gently.

    • Do not pull on the ribbon cable directly.

    • Remove the four 6.75mm Torx # 10 screws mounting the drive.

    • There are two screws on both sides of drive mount.

    • Slide the optical drive out from the metal support mounted to hard drive.

    • Using a Torx #10 screw driver, remove the four 6.03mm screws mounting the hard drive to the assembly.

    • There are two screws mounting the drive on each side.

    • Slide the hard drive out of the assembly.

    • Unplug the power connection from the Hard Drive by pinching the white plastic connector and wiggling gently.

    • Do not pull directly on the colored wires.

Conclusie

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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This guide was very easy to follow and to the point. Thank you so very much for putting your time in creating it, you helped me! :-)

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