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Einleitung

Obwohl Apple den 2010er 27" iMac nicht mit der Option für eine zweite HDD oder SSD verkauft hat, ist doch alles darauf ausgelegt, selbst eine einzubauen. Benutze den zweiten SATA Anschluss auf dem Logic Board und stecke die Versorgung in das Netzteil ein und du hast dein zweites Laufwerk schnell in diesen iMac eingebaut. Diese Anleitung zeigt dir, wie du ein zweites Laufwerk in deinen 2010er 27" iMac, EMC 2390 einbauen kannst.

  1. Löse die drei Kreuzschlitzschrauben, mit denen die Abdeckung auf der unteren Seite des iMac befestigt ist. Die Schrauben bleiben in der Abdeckung stecken und lassen sich nicht komplett aus der Abdeckung entnehmen.
    • Löse die drei Kreuzschlitzschrauben, mit denen die Abdeckung auf der unteren Seite des iMac befestigt ist.

    • Die Schrauben bleiben in der Abdeckung stecken und lassen sich nicht komplett aus der Abdeckung entnehmen.

    • Entferne die Abdeckung des iMacs.

    • Beim Wiederzusammenbau die Abdeckung lose einsetzen und mit den Außenseiten in das Gehäuse des iMac einrasten, bevor die Schrauben fest angezogen werden.

    I am going to put a very important comment here. Before you start this process listen to the fans on your iMac do any of them sound obviously loud (think about how quiet your iMac used to sound as a reference) If you notice one or more of them sounding substantially loud compared to the others consider locating a replacement fan prior starting this process. After all if you are already “in the neighborhood” it is a shame to do all this work only to have to disassemble your imac a couple weeks later because you realize the fan is failing. I speak from my own personal learning experience of having to disassembly my iMac 3 weeks later because the HDD was failing and apparently the moving the fan around was just enough to push it to start really under performing.

    Wizbang FL - Antwort

    I’m not sure why it is necessary to remove the RAM. As far as I can tell, it can remain in place during this procedure.

    gordonhamachi - Antwort

  2. Schiebe mit den Fingern oder der Spudgerspitze die schwarze Zuglasche aus Plastik für die RAM Aufnahme aus der schmalen RAM Öffnung.
    • Schiebe mit den Fingern oder der Spudgerspitze die schwarze Zuglasche aus Plastik für die RAM Aufnahme aus der schmalen RAM Öffnung.

  3. Ziehe die schwarze Lasche aus dem iMac heraus, um die RAM Chip aus ihrem Anschluss auszuwerfen. Die RAM Module sitzen oft sehr fest und du musst relativ kräftig ziehen.
    • Ziehe die schwarze Lasche aus dem iMac heraus, um die RAM Chip aus ihrem Anschluss auszuwerfen.

    • Die RAM Module sitzen oft sehr fest und du musst relativ kräftig ziehen.

    • Schiebe den RAM Chip mit den Fingern aus seinem Anschluss.

    • Wiederhole diese Schritte falls nötig für das (die) andere(n) RAM Modul(e).

    How many 4MB cards can I install?

    nowsc - Antwort

    None. 4mb ram is too old to fit into any computer manufactured after like 1998.

    Brett Davison - Antwort

    @Brett

    I suggest that you learn your unit symbols before you try to appear clever:

    4mb == 4 milli bits

    4MB == 4 mega bytes

    nowsc was obviously meaning 4GB not 4MB, try not to be a dick.

    Simon - Antwort

    Take care to note which way out the RAM comes - there is a notch in each RAM and it is not centered, therefore either the notch will be on the left or to the right (depending on which way up you have your iMac). This will make it easier to replace the RAM without damaging anything.

    Mike Haines - Antwort

    If damaged the notch inside one pair of RAM slots, is it fixable ?

    Gavriil Bordyukov - Antwort

    • Befestige je einen Heavy Duty Saugheber in den beiden oberen Ecken der Glasscheibe.

    • Um die Saugheber zu befestigen, platziere sie erst mit dem beweglichen Henkel parallel zur Glasscheibe (wie im zweiten Bild gezeigt).

    • Halte den Saugheber leicht an der Scheibe und hebe den beweglichen Henkel bis er parallel mit dem anderen ist (wie im dritten Bild gezeigt).

    • Wenn deine Saugheber sich nicht befestigen lassen, reinige sie und den Bildschirm mit einem angefeuchteten, faserfreien Tuch. (Am besten verwende destilliertes Wasser und, wenn das nicht hilft, ein 50/50-Gemisch aus Weißwein und destilliertem Wasser.)

    • Trage die Glasscheibe nicht nur an den Saughebern, da sie dir sonst runterfällt, wenn ein Saugheber sich löst.

    • Die Box vom iMac ist ein guter Ort, um die Glasscheibe abzulegen. Andernfalls tut es auch eine weiche und ebene Fläche, zum Beispiel ein Handtuch auf einem Tisch.

    You can easily lift the glass panel off the magnets with only your fingernails (or something thin like a credit card or a guitar pick). No need to buy suction cups you will only use once.

    Nick Caron - Antwort

    Yes, you don't need the specific suction cups to remove the display cover - it's held on by magnets, and if you start at the center by the iSight you can work out to the edges and remove it. I had an iPhone screen suction cup around and it helped with balancing the screen when you pull it out fully, but by no ways is it required.

    jtowner - Antwort

    Great guide and pretty straight forward the only thing that took me ages and I didn't manage to undo were the power btn cable (step 28) and the thermal sensor (step 25) Seemed like they were glued on! Very difficult to remove and obviously conscious so I didn't break anything!

    Eddie - Antwort

    Thanks!!! Worked excellently.

    I used a plunger (clean first ;-) to get the screen off, and http://exirion.net/ssdfanctrl/ for fan control.

    Then, i did not take out the whole display and left it in the hinges on the bottom side and held it up with two small cardboard boxes. Easy enough to disconnect the hdd then.

    I replaced with an ssd, put that into a ssd enclosure. Had to drill an extra hole in it to fasten the pins that hold it in place.

    Used Carbon Copy Cloner to make an image from the old hdd, with the sad connected via usb. Checked it of it booted via System Preferences > Startup Disk. It worked so the took the imac apart and replaced the disk. Booted, everything was working as always, only faster!

    Frank303 - Antwort

    I'm replacing my optical drive too. what exactly needs to be plugged into the SSD? I don't have the kit - as I am not sure one is required if I buy something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056OB...

    Can you please advise? Can I do it with this piece, or do I need to get the entire bracket kit?

    Allen Borza -

    My display data cable forks, with a smaller section going up near the camera board. Where it forks, it is attached to the aluminum plate that attaches around the cpu board. I haven't seen any images that look similar, and I'm stumped at how to remove this second section of the cable. 2010 i7 build to order

    Awolf - Antwort

    Agree with the other comments here. Despite buying suction cups, not sure they were necessary as the screen removed very easily. A sat nav suction cup would do the job fine.

    Stuart Bloomfield - Antwort

    I can confirm that it is possible to remove the front glass using fingernails rather than suction cups. It isn’t easy, but if you try you should be able to pry off the glass.

    I did this twice: once at the beginning of the procedure and once again at the end, when I realized that a big pice of lint was trapped under the glass.

    gordonhamachi - Antwort

    Don’t use suction cups. totally unnecessary. screen pops off with fingernails.

    Kieran Hobbs - Antwort

    The reason for caution about suction cups tends to be making sure you don’t apply uneven pressure on the edges of the glass and crack it in the process of removal. I do agree however that some pretty small suction cups would do fine. These suction cups can be had at your local princess auto (Harbor freight) for a few bucks and are useful elsewhere as well. if you use your fingernails or other items just try and do it evenly :)

    Abirinder Brar - Antwort

    good duct tape or gaffer tape wrapped around your hands makes an excellent glass removal 'tool'. Even clear packing tape works a charm.

    Stu Blair - Antwort

    A great first step that minimizes that first gust of dust migration when the glass is lifted is to clean the glass, sides *and the back* before lifting the glass, and then lift SLOWLY. Most of that dust is already trapped inside and pulled up as the screen lifts, but with care you can keep it there (or gently vacuum out with a micro vac…).

    John - Antwort

  4. Hebe die Glasscheibe rechtwinklig so weit vom Display weg, dass sich die metallenen Befestigungsstifte an der Unterseite der Oberkante lösen. Ziehe die Glasscheibe weg von der unteren Kante des iMac und lege sie vorsichtig beiseite. Trage die Glasscheibe nicht nur an den Saughebern, da sie dir sonst runterfällt, wenn ein Saugheber sich löst.
    • Hebe die Glasscheibe rechtwinklig so weit vom Display weg, dass sich die metallenen Befestigungsstifte an der Unterseite der Oberkante lösen.

    • Ziehe die Glasscheibe weg von der unteren Kante des iMac und lege sie vorsichtig beiseite.

    • Trage die Glasscheibe nicht nur an den Saughebern, da sie dir sonst runterfällt, wenn ein Saugheber sich löst.

    • Löse die Saugheber, nachdem du die Glasscheibe sicher abgelegt hast, da der Unterdruck auf Dauer das Glas beschädigen kann.

    • Denk dran, den Bildschirm und die Innenseite der Glasscheibe vor dem Wiederzusammenbau sorgfältig zu putzen, da eingeschlossener Staub oder Fingerabdrücke deutlich sichtbar sind, sobald du das Display einschaltest.

    you should do this mac up, because, for me, one of the suction cup failed, and the glass fall into the lcd screen. Now there is a big hole in it...

    Lau - Antwort

    do you still have this panel?

    Alpha Dimension -

    Reassembly: After powering on and running for a few minutes, found a large whitish patch on the screen. Persists after powerdown.

    Turned out to be condensation, though it didn't look like it - more like fine white powder rubbed in. Humidity is very high this time of the year. Fix: start airconditioner in a room, leave it running a while, take iMac in, prise open the glass again. Condensation vanishes instantly. Keep it out for a ~15 minutes running infinite loops to get iMac nicely heated up and fans running. Snap glass back.

    ganesh - Antwort

    I used a Swiffer dry cloth to get all the dust off the screen while just blowing with my mouth at a steep angle. I know I didn't get every speck, but the screen looks perfect once assembled and lit again. Removing the glass from the screen is pretty easy if you need to re-clean it.

    Jay Gillibrand - Antwort

    I used a microfiber cloth instead, which worked well. The same type as yo use to clean eye glasses, but in a larger form factor.

    Daniel -

    The Swiffer idea worked great! I just brush it over the LCD and glass panel lightly, and all dust particles are gone quickly. The screen after boot up looked beautiful. Thanks!

    dtsai2 -

    I strongly recomment to detach the suction cups while working at the rest of the steps. In my case after half an our i heart a crack noise behind me on the table... The vacuum of one of the suction cups braked the glass! maybe there should be a warning in the Repair guide

    shippe - Antwort

    I didn't crack the screen, but it popped out of the shims and then popped back in, as if the glass edge is magnetic or has steel in it to connect to magnets. Be careful with this step — it is pretty nerve-wracking, but doable!

    Alex Reynolds - Antwort

    You need a big clean surface free, or at least 2 or more free surfaces because the iMac, the glass and the LCD display are quite bulky. You'll also probably need space for a tablet or a laptop to read this guide while you are working. And don't forget room to work on the optical unit and for the tools you are going to use. I covered a large table with a double layer of bubble wrap. In my opinion it's better to put the glass face down to limit powder sticking on the internal surface.

    Roberto Blandino - Antwort

    Thanks good advice! I was wondering exactly about the working space issue!

    matteoslataper -

    I am doing this repair now. After successfully lifting off the glass panel (yay!), dust blew out of the lower open edge. So I sprayed a can of air around edges. But a poof of the “air” condensated on the LCD. Does anyone know if I can clean the LCD same as how the glass is cleaned (damp cloth with equal parts white distilled vinegar/distilled water) and if not then how?

    Amy C - Antwort

    Hi Amy,

    To clean the LCD panel, I would suggest using a clean microfiber cloth and rubbing alcohol. Distilled water can be used, but avoid regular water, which contains minerals. Make sure the microfiber cloth is absolutely clean and has no hard particles sticking on the surface, which will scratch your LCD when you wipe it.

    Wet the surface with some alcohol and gently wipe with the microfiber cloth. Wipe in one direction.

    Arthur Shi -

    I find that the LCD is not as fragile as we all think. they are very much like any LCD on a tv or monitor. There is no extra glass on the front of a monitor. Not the 23 HP Pro Displays I have anyway. I know this because I punctured one moving my video wall. so I took it apart to know how its put together. I will say, there are several 'lens’ like sheets and a reflective (silver} sheets that are the same size as the panel. and a 1/8”piece of acrylic, all behind the LCD panel. Take care with them and clean as you would your monitor.

    My suggestion is to stand the iMac up after the panel is secured back into the body of the iMac and clean while its vertical. took me 3 attempts before I realized that while laying flat the surface is large and collects dust with mind blowing speed.

    Stu Blair - Antwort

  5. Entferne die acht T10 Torx Schrauben, die das Display am Rahmen befestigen.
    • Entferne die acht T10 Torx Schrauben, die das Display am Rahmen befestigen.

    The replacement display I received did not have a bracket around the edges so I can reinstall it. On the old display, it seems the bracket is screwed in, but even with all screws removed, I cannot get it to budge. Is there a trick? Is this even possible?

    wooten1138 - Antwort

    Reassembly: be careful with the screws! The magnets attract them and the screwdriver as well! Better to use a screwdriver without replaceable end insert. I had to use one of this second type and I struggled a lot!

    Roberto Blandino - Antwort

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nB172HJeM0...

    Try this easy GPU fix before buying a new graphics card! It fixed the white screen issue on my EMC 2374.

    adamg5 - Antwort

  6. Lege den iMac vorsichtig mit der Rückseite flach hin. Da zwischen dem Display und dem Rahmen sehr wenig Platz ist, benötigst du einen dünnen Haken, um das Display anzuheben. Wie im dritten Bild zu sehen haben wir uns einen aus einer Büroklammer gebastelt. Hebe eine der oberen Ecken des Displays mit einem dünnen Haken am Metallrahmen leicht an.
    • Lege den iMac vorsichtig mit der Rückseite flach hin.

    • Da zwischen dem Display und dem Rahmen sehr wenig Platz ist, benötigst du einen dünnen Haken, um das Display anzuheben. Wie im dritten Bild zu sehen haben wir uns einen aus einer Büroklammer gebastelt.

    • Hebe eine der oberen Ecken des Displays mit einem dünnen Haken am Metallrahmen leicht an.

    • Nach dem Anheben einer der Ecken halte das Display kurz und hebe auch die andere Ecke mit einem dünnen Haken leicht. Um die angehobene Ecke zu stabilisieren kannst du einen Stift von der Seite zwischen das Display und den Rahmen schieben.

    • Hebe das Display nicht zu weit aus dem Gehäuse, da die beiden Teile noch durch einige kurze Flachbandkabel verbunden sind.

    Be careful with any tool while lifting the edge of the display. Under the top left edge of the display sits the bluetooth-antenna-connector. I pulled it out while lifting. It was not such a great problem, cause i could just plug it in again. But maybe you could cut the small cable depending on the tool you use to lift.

    Gee - Antwort

    The display is quite heavy, an is fitted with a tight tolerance. I found it very difficult and dangerous, lifting it with any tool in one corner while the iMac was lying down. Instead, after removing the T10 screws, it was quite easy pulling the display out of the iMac with my fingers on both sides, while the iMac was in the upright position. By doing that, you can easily hold the display with one hand and reach for the connecting cables with the other

    Georg P - Antwort

    I broke the short ribbon cable that attaches to the inner top of the display but all the pics show the display completely removed after all cables are disconnected without the short ribbon cable intact. Does this short ribbon cable have a purpose and does it need to be reconnected? If so, how? Or is it just some worthless control put in by Apple to show its been messed with when brought back for repair? Thanks

    alligator69 - Antwort

    Simple tool to use here is long nose pliers on the corners. safer, better control.

    Kieran Hobbs - Antwort

  7. Ziehe vorsichtig mit deinen Fingern das vertical Sync-Kabel  aus der Steckverbindung auf dem LED-Treiberboard nahe der oberen linken Ecke deines iMac. Achte darauf die Steckverbindung parallel zum LED-Treiberboard, gerade nach oben aus der Fassung/Buchse zu ziehen.
    • Ziehe vorsichtig mit deinen Fingern das vertical Sync-Kabel aus der Steckverbindung auf dem LED-Treiberboard nahe der oberen linken Ecke deines iMac.

    • Achte darauf die Steckverbindung parallel zum LED-Treiberboard, gerade nach oben aus der Fassung/Buchse zu ziehen.

    This cable is very small and fiddley to remove if you don't have much in the way of finger nails. The cables are very thin and fragile.

    James York - Antwort

    It took me a bit of work to remove this cable, it was a hassle actually. What worked for me, without any tools, was to use your index and middle fingers' nails and pull it. That worked better than the index and thumb. Took me like 15 minutes, more than what it should take.

    thefinalzeta - Antwort

    Yes, me too! It stuck terribly hard and I spent most of the time for the repair for this s**** little connector. I thought all the time, I'm gonna break it or tear off these tiny cables... All the other cables were *rather* easy-going. In the end I finally got a new SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB SSD working.

    And thanks to the SDD Fan Control app it is sooo silent. Thanks to Exirion!

    Nick van Hill -

    When the cable comes out, make note of which side has the gold contacts visible. On my cable, you could only see them from the "top" side (aka, as you look down on it). From the "bottom" or back side of the cable, you could NOT see any gold contacts. This will help to orient the cable when reconnecting it.

    markcerv - Antwort

    In my case, all the cable connectors were oriented having the golden contacts, as seen from the wide side of the connectors, oriented facing away from the board

    Georg P - Antwort

    From this point onwards I found very useful a flashlight to illuminate inside the iMac.

    Roberto Blandino - Antwort

    Take care not to pull off the socket off along with the connector as happened to me.

    Fortunately there are used pull on eBay. Even saw one that had the same socket ripped off also.

    Joel Yang - Antwort

    FYI; Cable in 27 EMC 2390 I just worked on looked different. Was simple flat connecter with nothing other than blue coloring on end. Just flat gold connectors on bottom side. These kinds are very tricky to extract and even trickier to reinsert as there is too much flex and not enough slack/room for finger/tool to get back in.

    My solution is unconventional but works. I do not remove the cables (!). I work on the floor, lying on my belly. I open slowly and carefully only as far as the cables inside will allow. Use a flashlight so you can really see clearly. Then I prop up the both sides of the display using anything the right size (box, a pair of boots…) It is crucial of course that you have things propped up securely so screen can stay a few inches up without hands! I use a very short #10 Torx so I can remove the old HD. There is barely enough room to work but it is do-able with care (and light!). As I am usually putting in an SSD these days, I simply use electrical tape to secure it. Close slowly. Test

    Jed Wevaer - Antwort

    My cable was also taped to the inside of the case which made the cable VERY tight. Make sure to pull the cable loose from the case before lifting the display much at all.

    Rob Winchell - Antwort

  8. Drücke die beiden Pins des Displaykabels zusammen, um es aus seinem Anschluss auf dem Logic Board zu befreien.
    • Drücke die beiden Pins des Displaykabels zusammen, um es aus seinem Anschluss auf dem Logic Board zu befreien.

    • Ziehe den Stecker des Displaykabels aus dem Anschluss auf dem Logic Board.

    This connection is very fragile, and many people have broken the display connector on the logic board. You need to carefully pull the connector out, and when putting it back together, you need to carefully push the connector back in.

    pmah - Antwort

    i did break mine. do you know where to buy that component?

    Cris - Antwort

    In my iMac the cable was stuck to the structure of the computer with a piece of foam tape. Pulling it very gently, gradually it detached with no damages.

    Roberto Blandino - Antwort

    I pulled a bit too hard and metal cover over the module attached to the logic board came off from one side exposing metal teeth. To my surprise I managed to put it back. Even bigger surprise Mac works just fine!

    Wojtek - Antwort

    I managed to damage mine also .. but, it was probably already damaged by Apple when they replaced a recall hard drive. I managed to fix it like Wojtek. had to re-solder tabs to the logic board. Would like to find a dead logic board and de-solder the connector for a spare; however, I think all the little pins fall out if you try that … SIGH!

    Michael Lambert - Antwort

    I also broke this socket. I am able to fit it back over all the pins correctly and reattach the thing using electrical tape to hold i down. However, I see no display (nor backlight) when I turn on the computer. It does chime. Not sure if I got contact with the outer tabs (non pints). Should the backlight turn on even if this cable is unplugged since there is a separate back light cable?

    max - Antwort

  9. Hebe das Display weit genug aus dem Gehäuse, um das Kabel der LED Hintergrundbeleuchtung vom LED-Board zu trennen.
    • Hebe das Display weit genug aus dem Gehäuse, um das Kabel der LED Hintergrundbeleuchtung vom LED-Board zu trennen.

    You need to squeeze the connector top to unlatch, then pull it parallel to the LED backlight board.

    Charlie - Antwort

    Here I used the flat end of a spudger to unlatch the connector top.

    Roberto Blandino - Antwort

  10. Hebe das Display weit genug an, um das Kabel des LCD-Temperatursensors von seinem Anschluss auf dem Logic Board trennen zu können.
    • Hebe das Display weit genug an, um das Kabel des LCD-Temperatursensors von seinem Anschluss auf dem Logic Board trennen zu können.

    • Wenn dein Lüfter nach dem Wiederzusammenbau mit voller Geschwindigkeit dreht, überprüfe dieses Kabel und das Kabel des Festplatten-Temperatursensors.

    Before you take/remove the LCD thermal sensor cable connector from its socket, make a note of which color cable is on the left, and which is on the right. When I removed the cable, the black cable was leftmost, and the grey cable was rightmost.

    markcerv - Antwort

    I replaced hard drive and added a second SSD on a 2010 27" iMac. Everything seemed fine for about a year, and now the fans run continuously. I think it's this cable in Step 8; I'll get around to opening it up to check.

    pigeonf16 - Antwort

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  12. Ziehe das Display vorsichtig Richtung oberer Kante des iMac und hebe es aus dem Gehäuse.
    • Ziehe das Display vorsichtig Richtung oberer Kante des iMac und hebe es aus dem Gehäuse.

    And if the panel has no frame? How you unattach the frame from the old panel to place it on the new one?

    Daria Drozd - Antwort

  13. Entferne die vier Torx T10 Schrauben, welche das optische Laufwerk am äußeren Gehäuse befestigen.
    • Entferne die vier Torx T10 Schrauben, welche das optische Laufwerk am äußeren Gehäuse befestigen.

    Is it possible to use the DVD drive after installing the SSD, or is there no space left?

    Joel - Antwort

    Yes, it is possible. The SSD fits below the dvd drive; it doesn't replace it

    Elena - Antwort

  14. Ziehe den Verbinder des Thermosensors vom optischen Laufwerk gerade aus seinem Sockel auf dem Logic Board heraus.
    • Ziehe den Verbinder des Thermosensors vom optischen Laufwerk gerade aus seinem Sockel auf dem Logic Board heraus.

    This step is not necessary. I have problems with the pulling out, and found that it's not necessary to out it in this case.

    Steve - Antwort

    Agreed. Leave it plugged in and peel the buffer tape and temp sensor off the optical drive assembly while it's still in the computer.

    John Lavenia -

    What problems did you have?

    Toni Marmol - Antwort

    Don't do that! It's not necessary to pull the sensor cable out. And it cost me an hour to find out that it was this sensor cable and not the LCD sensor cable that made the fans spin at 3000+rpm. The less sensor cables you remove, the easier to find the culprit if you stumble into fan issues.

    bhager - Antwort

  15. Setze einen Spudger zwischen dem Stecker des optischen Laufwerks und dem optischen Laufwerk ein. Verdrehe den Spudger, um den Stecker leicht vom Laufwerk zu lösen, ziehe ihn dann mit den Fingern ganz ab.
    • Setze einen Spudger zwischen dem Stecker des optischen Laufwerks und dem optischen Laufwerk ein.

    • Verdrehe den Spudger, um den Stecker leicht vom Laufwerk zu lösen, ziehe ihn dann mit den Fingern ganz ab.

    Hello, is the sata & power cabla from the mac can directly feet inside the SSD?

    Roman Quenin - Antwort

    Can the superdrive connector cable (possibly just SATA and SATA power bundled) be used for SSD? I wanted to replace the superdrive completely with an SSD, and thus having in total 2 SSDs and one HDD inside the iMac. Thanks in advance.

    Krisna - Antwort

    There is another SATA connector on the back side of the logic board for an SSD.

    Neal Sofge - Antwort

  16. Hebe die linke Kante des optischen Laufwerks etwas an und ziehe es von der rechten Seite des äußeren Gehäuses weg.
    • Hebe die linke Kante des optischen Laufwerks etwas an und ziehe es von der rechten Seite des äußeren Gehäuses weg.

    • Achte beim Zusammenbau darauf, dass sich in der Frontplatte des optischen Laufwerks zwei Löcher befinden. In diese müssen zwei recht dicke Plastikzapfen passen, damit das Laufwerk richtig sitzt.

  17. Schiebe vorsichtig das hintere I/O Flachbandkabel beiseite, um den Stecker zum Lüfter des optischen Laufwerks, der darunterliegt, freizulegen.
    • Schiebe vorsichtig das hintere I/O Flachbandkabel beiseite, um den Stecker zum Lüfter des optischen Laufwerks, der darunterliegt, freizulegen.

    • Löse den Stecker, indem du ihn aus seinem Sockel auf dem Logic Board ziehst.

  18. Eine einzelne Torx T10 Schraube befestigt den Lüfter des optischen Laufwerks am Gehäuse. Drehe sie heraus. Ziehe den Lüfter des optischen Laufwerks weg vom Gehäuse, um ihn so aus den drei Plastikstiften an seinem Rand zu heben.
    • Eine einzelne Torx T10 Schraube befestigt den Lüfter des optischen Laufwerks am Gehäuse. Drehe sie heraus.

    • Ziehe den Lüfter des optischen Laufwerks weg vom Gehäuse, um ihn so aus den drei Plastikstiften an seinem Rand zu heben.

    • Bewege den Lüfter des optischen Laufwerks vorsichtig aus dem iMac, achte dabei daruf, dass sich keine Kabel verfangen.

  19. Entferne mit den Fingernägeln oder dem flachen Ende des Spudgers folgende drei Stecker an der rechten Seite des Logic Boards: SD Kartenleser Hintere I/O Karte
    • Entferne mit den Fingernägeln oder dem flachen Ende des Spudgers folgende drei Stecker an der rechten Seite des Logic Boards:

    • SD Kartenleser

    • Hintere I/O Karte

    • Linker und rechter Lautsprecher

    There is a small missing step here!

    Just on the bottom left part of the red box in the first picture you can find a MIC connector.

    It needs to be unplugged and replugged back.

    I suggest to add this part to the guide.

    Claudio Fantacci - Antwort

  20. Entferne mit den Fingernägeln folgende in einer Reihe liegende Stecker oben am Logic Board. Ziehe dabei parallel zum Logic Board. Oberflächentemperatur Festplattentemperatur
    • Entferne mit den Fingernägeln folgende in einer Reihe liegende Stecker oben am Logic Board. Ziehe dabei parallel zum Logic Board.

    • Oberflächentemperatur

    • Festplattentemperatur

    • Festplattenlüfter

    • Kamera

    • Bluetooth

    • Umgebungstemperatursensor

    • Heble das AirPortkabel mit einem Spudger gerade nach oben und entferne es vom Logic Board.

    One of the 5 pin connectors’ plastic disintegrated during disassembly and now all the pins are loose. Is there a replacement connector I can get?

    John Rieffel - Antwort

    The bluetooth connector was impossible to remove. I damaged a corner, and had I insisted, I would have irredeemably damaged it. So I left it plugged in, and managed to complete the job in spite of that.

    anonymous 5120 - Antwort

  21. Entferne mit den Fingernägeln auf die gleiche, wie eben beschriebene Art die beiden Kabelstecker an der linken Seite des Logic Boards.
    • Entferne mit den Fingernägeln auf die gleiche, wie eben beschriebene Art die beiden Kabelstecker an der linken Seite des Logic Boards.

    • Einschalttaste

    • Prozessorlüfter

    Everything going fine until I tried to remove the power button connector to the board. The connector on the wire came apart. What do I do now? Anyone sell these connectors? Can I just solder it? Wires are same colour. Not sure which is which.

    Morgan Tamplin - Antwort

    The power button connector was impossible to remove. I damaged a corner, and had I insisted, I would have irredeemably damaged it. So I left it plugged in, and managed to complete the job in spite of that.

    anonymous 5120 - Antwort

  22. Entferne wie eben beschrieben, das Kabel zur Infrarotsensorplatine aus seinem Anschluss auf dem Logic Board. Ziehe die Infrarotsensorplatine vorsichtig nach oben aus dem iMac heraus.
    • Entferne wie eben beschrieben, das Kabel zur Infrarotsensorplatine aus seinem Anschluss auf dem Logic Board.

    • Ziehe die Infrarotsensorplatine vorsichtig nach oben aus dem iMac heraus.

  23. Entferne folgende acht Torx T10 Schrauben, mit denen das Logic Board am iMac befestigt ist:
    • Entferne folgende acht Torx T10 Schrauben, mit denen das Logic Board am iMac befestigt ist:

    • Vier 25 mm Schrauben

    • Zwei 21,4 mm Schrauben

    • Eine 7,2 mm Schraube

    • Eine 9,3 mm Schraube

    • Achte beim Zusammenbau darauf, dass sich keines der Kabel unter dem Logic Board verfangen hat, bevor du die Schrauben eindrehst.

  24. Löse mit dem flachen Ende des Spudgers das SATA Versorgungskabel aus seinem Anschluss auf der Festplatte.
    • Löse mit dem flachen Ende des Spudgers das SATA Versorgungskabel aus seinem Anschluss auf der Festplatte.

  25. Hebe das Logic Board hoch und drehe es gleichzeitig aus dem Mac heraus. Versuche noch nicht, das Logic Board ganz zu entfernen. Es ist immer noch auf der Rückseite mit einigen Kabeln angeschlossen.
    • Hebe das Logic Board hoch und drehe es gleichzeitig aus dem Mac heraus.

    • Versuche noch nicht, das Logic Board ganz zu entfernen. Es ist immer noch auf der Rückseite mit einigen Kabeln angeschlossen.

    • Lehne das Logic Boards vorsichtig an die Frontseite des iMac, so dass es aus dem iMac herausschaut.

    Actually, if you have gone that far, there are only approx. 2 cables left on the other side of the board (As I recall the power connector and some data cable), so that if you want to access the CPU, it is then a small step removing the whole board.

    Georg P - Antwort

    When reinstalling the board, look through the access door to check that the RAM slots are properly lined up with the grooves in the case. Sometimes the board looks like it is properly installed from the front, but if you look from below you can see that it is misaligned,.

    Robert Lazarus - Antwort

  26. Verbinde den männlichen Anschluss an der Verzweigung des SATA Leistungsverteilers mit dem ursprünglichen Festplattenversorgungskabel. Stecke eine der Abzweigungen in die Festplatte ein.
    • Verbinde den männlichen Anschluss an der Verzweigung des SATA Leistungsverteilers mit dem ursprünglichen Festplattenversorgungskabel.

    • Stecke eine der Abzweigungen in die Festplatte ein.

    • Das Kabel ist so geformt, dass es nur in einer Richtung eingesteckt werden kann. Versuche nicht, es mit Gewalt auf die Festplatte aufzudrücken.

  27. Führe sorgfältig die andere Verzweigung des SATA Leistungsverteilers unter dem GPU Kühlkörper entlang. Im Kunstoff nahe am Rahmen des optischen Laufwerks befindet sich ein Ausschnitt. Führe das Versorgungskabel durch diesen Ausschnitt durch.
    • Führe sorgfältig die andere Verzweigung des SATA Leistungsverteilers unter dem GPU Kühlkörper entlang.

    • Im Kunstoff nahe am Rahmen des optischen Laufwerks befindet sich ein Ausschnitt. Führe das Versorgungskabel durch diesen Ausschnitt durch.

  28. Lehne das Logic Board vorsichtig nach vorn, gerade genug, um an die Rückseite zu gelangen.
    • Lehne das Logic Board vorsichtig nach vorn, gerade genug, um an die Rückseite zu gelangen.

    • Verbinde ein Ende des SATA Datenkabels mit dem zweiten SATA Datenanschluss auf dem Logic Board.

    In the kit i ordered, there was a SATA Cable with an angulated and an straight end. I would suggest to insert the angulated end in the board connector

    Georg P - Antwort

    I agree the kit came with 2 straight ended SATA. Not Helpful.

    JONPAUL - Antwort

    Did you order the correct kit?

    Dan -

    I was going to just do a replacement but my kit didn’t have a new temperature sensor for the SSD. Instead, I tried the dual drive install only to find out that the “spare” SATA data socket was already being used by the existing HD. Had to punt and leave the existing drive connected to power so the thermal sensor would work and put in the new SSD under the optical drive as instructed. A lot of wasted steps, but a learning process.

    william wagner - Antwort

  29. Lehne das Logic Board wieder in den iMac zurück. Führe das SATA Datenkabel unter der Kante der Metallplatte hinter dem Logic Board entlang. Führe das SATA Kabel oben weiter durch den Schlitz im Kunstoffrahmen.
    • Lehne das Logic Board wieder in den iMac zurück.

    • Führe das SATA Datenkabel unter der Kante der Metallplatte hinter dem Logic Board entlang.

    • Führe das SATA Kabel oben weiter durch den Schlitz im Kunstoffrahmen.

    • Beende das Verlegen des SATA Kabels, indem du es durch den Ausschnitt im Kunstoffrahmen nahe beim optischen Laufwerk führst, direkt unter dem GPU Kühlkörper.

    • Das SATA Datenkabel muss über das SATA Versorgungskabel gelegt werden, welches schon durch diesen Ausschnitt verlegt worden ist.

    I succeeded with this guide and an upgrade kit from ifixit, however the sata cable was VERY VERY short and almost too short (way shorter then in the guide's pictures). a couple of extra centimeters would have made the process much easier.

    besides that, thanks for the detailed guide. took me about 2 hours until the mac was booting from the ssd successfully.

    michaelf - Antwort

    After haveing completed the installation of the dual Hard Drive, I have to say that routing the SATA cable was the most difficult part of the whole procedure. The SATA cable is quite short, there is little space in the cable slot, which makes the power cable already there to leave its position. The Airport Cable is always in the way. Finally, I had to cut a piece in the cutaway in the plastic frame near the optical drive, just below the GPU heat sink, so that the SATA Cable fits. Perhaps a slightly longer cable would be more helpful.

    Georg P - Antwort

    SATA cable is very short, 3-5 cm more will be enough.

    bieniekmichal - Antwort

    I had the kit as well and also had a spare sata data cable that terminating with a L connector and was about 2” longer. Made routing the cable substantially easier.

    Wizbang FL - Antwort

  30. Verbinde die SATA Daten- und Versorgungskabel mit dem zweiten Laufwerk. Verbinde die SATA Daten- und Versorgungskabel mit dem zweiten Laufwerk.
    • Verbinde die SATA Daten- und Versorgungskabel mit dem zweiten Laufwerk.

  31. Wenn du die Schutzfolie von den Klebepads abgezogen hast, kannst du die zweite Festplatte fest an den Aluminiumrahmen des iMac andrücken. Wenn du die Schutzfolie von den Klebepads abgezogen hast, kannst du die zweite Festplatte fest an den Aluminiumrahmen des iMac andrücken.
    • Wenn du die Schutzfolie von den Klebepads abgezogen hast, kannst du die zweite Festplatte fest an den Aluminiumrahmen des iMac andrücken.

    Better placement: between original HDD and optical drive, below GPU heat pipes. this will leave the air flow from the ODD fan to the GPU heat sink intact. WIll only work with 1.8" SSD's.

    30cm SATA cable will do.

    jes ta - Antwort

    I agree, I put the ssd where ifixit suggested but owc suggested under the graphics heatsink'so pipes. I think my ssd is now blocking airflow, we'll see how long it lasts and I hope my sata cable doesn't melt!

    Jeff 3F - Antwort

    Just replaced the ODD as suggested by iFixit.

    I suggest to follow this guide because, in my honest opinion, the air flow is not blocked by the SSD (which is by far thinner than the ODD). Moreover the space below the GPU heat pipes is very tight and it requires some more tweaks to properly set the SSD with the sticky tapes.

    Claudio Fantacci - Antwort

    I am also going to add a SSD under the superdrive. A data cable has been plugged in the secondary onboard SAT A (27" mid2010) since I had to remove the mainboard and everything else to remove the dust from my iMac and check the PSU and backlight (noisy backlight) due to a non working iMac (no diag led switched on on the mainboard.).

    I have ordered a PSU but finally found out that mine was working and it was mainly due to a bad grounding of the PSU... No more backlight noise since then...

    Anyway, thank you for your tutorials. The 27" iMac mid 2010 is quite simple to take part (more than a standard laptop).

    cyrilgregoire - Antwort

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Adding a SSD drive for the system was a simple process and has completely transformed my old i3 iMac - definitely worth the money and effort

adrianpearmund - Antwort

5 hours an IT support officer. This task is not for the feint hearted. A guide from OWC suggested locating SSD near HDD and this proved easier for me. This guide was accurate and the many images were very helpful. Thanks.

KrazeyNKrusty - Antwort

<i>Apple never sold the 2010 27" iMac with the option of having a second hard drive,</i>

This isn't true. Mine has a 256GB Apple-installed second drive.

seligerj - Antwort

Great guide. I followed it but found after removing the logic board there was no secondary sata port!!! Either way I hooked up the original hard drive to power and temp sensor to stop the fan spin up and used the sata for the SSD so works great. One problem! My sound is now greyed out? Any physical reason for this? When the imac powers on it makes a sound but no sounds in Mac OS. I feel it must be physical not software related.

Damian Wright - Antwort

I had a 15cm SATA cable, which is too short to reach an SSD under the Optical Drive. I ended up putting the SSD right on top of the hard drive (then 15cm is just enough).

oluc - Antwort

Great guide. I installed an SSD behind the optical drive, plugged it into the primary SATA port and used a different cable to plug the 3.5" HDD to the secondary SATA port. Now for some reason my iMac can see the SSD but the HDD is invisible, as if it wasn't connected. I checked all cabling and it is most definitely connected to the motherboard. Any suggestions?

bkfwas - Antwort

Check to make sure your iMac has the ports on the motherboard for this expansion. Not every iMac has them. For additional consideration, large solid-state capacity hard drives are available now; it's easier to simply replace your existing hard drive with a terabyte solid-state.

Oh and, make every possible effort to avoid fingerprints on the inside of your glass or the front of the LCD.

Kevin McCartney - Antwort

I am an 80 year old Mac addict and found this guide exceptional and easy to follow adding an SSD to make a Fusion Drive was capable. .

pboivin - Antwort

Great guide and comments. I installed an SSD on top of the HDD. There is enough space on the lower left corner to tape an SSD. I just lined it up to the plastic partition. Everything has been running great.

Hoo00 - Antwort

I removed the OLD ODD/DVD Drive and put an Laptop HDD 1gb from an old MacBook that met with a tragic death. It jumped off our 4th floor balcony. The HDD survived, but not any other part. But that 750GB Laptop Drive was put in the place of the ODD with a ODD to HDD conversion part. (I figured that the last time I had put a disk in the ODD had been over a year ago) the other 2 SATA ports were occupied by 2 SSD’s each 240GB So I Could have VM’s on one HDD and segmented from the primary OS and the Media (documents, Pictures, videos on the HDD) The first time I booted it I though for sure I had some failure. Rather than the normal crawl across the screen of the progress bar it zipped across in under 3 seconds. One of the best upgrades I could ever do. (besides replacing fans that are starting to be loud (their warning they are starting to fail)

Wizbang FL - Antwort

If I do it like this and leave the old hard drive in even if my old hard drive is on the verge of death, will my iMac still rely on the new SSD and work fine?

Jacob Robinson - Antwort

>Jacob Robinson, I am about to attempt this upgrade and this is what i found out.. You will need to use software such as Carbon Copy Cloner to copy your entire HDD (including Operating System) onto the new SSD. Then (using Disk Utility) set the new SSD as your boot drive. You can use your old HDD as storage for non essential data. Always make sure you back up. Make sure you switch on TRIM for the new SSD before cloning. Google is your friend. :)

Alun Harrison - Antwort

@jacob_robinson I’m about to attempt this upgrade myself. What I have learnt online so far; Once installed, format the SSD using Disk Utility. Switch on TRIM for your new SSD to ensure data is written to it correctly. Use software such as Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your entire old HDD (including operating system) to the new SSD. Use Disk utility to make the new SSD your boot drive. Now you can use the old HDD for non essential files. Make sure you back up first and (if you don’t also replace the HDD while you have the case open) back up regularly to prevent data loss. Good luck!

Alun Harrison - Antwort

Does this guide apply to 2010 27" iMac only? I have a late 2009 iMac (iMac11,1) and wonder if I can add a new SSD without removing the HDD or the optical drive . Thanks!

Vincent - Antwort

You’ll need to swap out your optical drive for a special carrier to hold the 2.5” SSD Installiere iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 und 2374 Zweite Festplatte. Unlike this model which has three SATA connections, yours only has two SATA connections.

Dan -

Great guide, just completed adding an 1T SSD. I have taken the opportunity to clean both heatsinks (oh boy were they filthy) and clean install macOS High Sierra. Btw this tip (https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-7...) show how to unmount the old drive volume at boot. Now I have a quiet and fast PC (quite an experience). Too bad macOS Mojave will not support this trusty old friend…

EBis - Antwort

After having reassembled everything, at power on, the fans were running at maximum speed.

To return to a normal situation, it was necessary to reset the SMC.

To do this, disconnect the power cable for 15 seconds.

Reconnect the power cable, wait 5 seconds and press the start button. The Mac restarts normally.

Eric PETIT - Antwort

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order, starting from Step 20 should read

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order, starting from Step 23? Fortunately, this is where the link takes you.

Geoff Jankowski - Antwort

Why go through all of this instead of just putting the ssd in an optical drive adapter caddy and then just putting the ssd in place of the optical drive? This seems overly complicated unless there’s a technicality that I’m not considering….

Jared S (jscorpio87) - Antwort

Thank you for this fine guide…. I just forgot one dropped screw which rattles somewhere in the lower left corner. Hope it does not mess anything up!

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