iMac Resurrection

Image of iMac 24 inch

This 24 inch beauty (even being 6 years old) was just too pretty to have to chuck into a salvage pile. It stopped booting up for the user all of a sudden, and taking a look at its specs I realized that, while a bit old, it was still a pretty decent machine and more than capable of being put back in to use.  All evidence pointed towards a bad hard drive, so I took a chance to try to replace it.

I took the iMac apart (which was no walk in the park hehe) and after some search and rescue was able to make it to the hard drive. I swapped in a spare hard drive, put all the bits and pieces back together and voila!

It was probably the most labor intensive repair I’ve done to date. Took a lot of tools, a decent chunk of time, and very dexterous fingers but I’m happy to say it’s alive! It’s aliiiiiiive!



Image of repair toolsTOOLS NEEDED:

      • T-6 Torx screwdriver
      • T-8 Torx screwdriver
      • T-10 Torx screwdrivers
      • Phillips screwdriver
      • Pliers
      • Spare Hard Drive


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