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Replace the CMOS battery...

Matthew Smith -

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 Hard Drive Replacement

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 Hard Drive Replacement

45 Minuten

Moderate

Mein Problem

While you have it apart, replace the CMOS battery. It is 5+ years old....

I used a Duracell CR2032.

Meine Reparatur

Fairly easy, have some superglue or a hot melt glue gun to secure the temp sensor retainer to the hard drive.

Mein Rat

I used a two terabyte Western Digital Black drive as a replacement.

First I used an external case to temporarily hold my new drive, and then installed a fresh copy of Mac OS X El Capitan. I then used Migration Assistant (starts automatically) to move all the data over.

Then I installed the drive.

Look carefully on setting the display and front bezel back.

If it does not sit flush, you are pinching a wire, and need to lift up and look.

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