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There are many benefits to adding a second hard drive to your iMac such as improved speeds, greater storage space, and less heartache when installing new software. Use this guide to install one using our optical bay hard drive enclosure.

  1. Loosen the two Phillips screws securing the access door to your iMac. Both screws remain captive within the access door.
    • Loosen the two Phillips screws securing the access door to your iMac.

    • Both screws remain captive within the access door.

    • Remove the access door.

    • Before beginning the repair, unplug the computer and press and hold the power switch for 20-30 seconds, to discharge internal capacitors.

  2. Remove the following screws along the lower edge of your iMac:
    • Remove the following screws along the lower edge of your iMac:

    • Three 6 mm T8 Torx screws

    • One 8 mm T8 Torx screw (Right side of the RAM slot on 2105)

  3. Re-orient your iMac so it sits upright on the stand. Insert a plastic card up into the corner of the air vent slot near the top of the rear case. Push the card toward the top of the iMac to release the front bezel latch.
    • Re-orient your iMac so it sits upright on the stand.

    • Insert a plastic card up into the corner of the air vent slot near the top of the rear case.

    • Push the card toward the top of the iMac to release the front bezel latch.

    • Pull the front bezel away from the rear case.

    • Repeat this process for the other side of the front bezel.

    • It may be necessary to apply several layers of duct tape to the top of the access card to aid in releasing the latches. Or use two cards for the additional thickness.

    • If the bezel refuses to release, try lifting the lower edge of the front bezel slightly away from the rear case (detailed in the next few steps) and repeat the latch release process.

  4. Lay your iMac stand-side down on a flat surface. To lift the front bezel off the iMac, simultaneously:
    • Lay your iMac stand-side down on a flat surface.

    • To lift the front bezel off the iMac, simultaneously:

    • Use your thumbs to press in the RAM arms and hold the iMac down.

    • Use your index fingers to pull the small bridge of material on the front bezel toward yourself.

    • Pull the front bezel up with your index fingers.

    • Once the small bridge of material has cleared the RAM arms, lift the front bezel by its lower edge just enough to clear the bottom edge of the rear case.

  5. Lift the front bezel off the rear case and rotate it away from the bottom edge of the iMac, minding the camera and microphone cables still attached to its upper edge. Lift the front bezel off the rear case and rotate it away from the bottom edge of the iMac, minding the camera and microphone cables still attached to its upper edge.
    • Lift the front bezel off the rear case and rotate it away from the bottom edge of the iMac, minding the camera and microphone cables still attached to its upper edge.

  6. If necessary, remove the strip of tape covering the microphone cable connector.
    • If necessary, remove the strip of tape covering the microphone cable connector.

    • The microphone connector is located near the inside of top edge of your iMac.

  7. Disconnect the microphone cable. Disconnect the camera cable by pulling its connector away from the socket on the camera board. The camera cable connector and socket are delicate and easily bent. Remove with caution.
    • Disconnect the microphone cable.

    • Disconnect the camera cable by pulling its connector away from the socket on the camera board.

    • The camera cable connector and socket are delicate and easily bent. Remove with caution.

  8. Peel up the lower EMI shield from the rear case.
    • Peel up the lower EMI shield from the rear case.

    • It is only necessary to peel the shield up from three sides. Leave it attached to the display.

    • If you happen to rip the EMI shield, use a piece of foil tape to cover the tear.

  9. Tape the EMI shield to the face of the display to keep it out of the way.
    • Tape the EMI shield to the face of the display to keep it out of the way.

  10. Remove the two 5 mm T6 Torx screws securing the display data cable connector to the logic board. Pull the display data cable connector up off the logic board by its black pull tab.
    • Remove the two 5 mm T6 Torx screws securing the display data cable connector to the logic board.

    • Pull the display data cable connector up off the logic board by its black pull tab.

  11. Peel back the EMI tape from the two vertical edges of the display.
    • Peel back the EMI tape from the two vertical edges of the display.

    • During reassembly, it is helpful to use several small strips of tape to hold the EMI shielding along the left and right edges of the display footprint out of the way before lowering the display into the rear case of your iMac.

  12. Allow the lower EMI shield to hang down from the display. Remove the four 7.5 mm T10 Torx screws securing the display to the rear case.
    • Allow the lower EMI shield to hang down from the display.

    • Remove the four 7.5 mm T10 Torx screws securing the display to the rear case.

    • The screws are recessed, so a thin magnetic screwdriver aids in removal. Most bit drivers are too short to reach these screws.

  13. Lift the lower edge of the display and rotate it toward the top edge of your iMac.
    • Lift the lower edge of the display and rotate it toward the top edge of your iMac.

    • Do not lift it too much, as the inverter cables are still attached.

  14. Disconnect both inverter cables from the inverter board. These connectors are seated very tightly in their sockets. It is helpful to use your fingernails or the tip of a spudger to push the ears on either side of the connectors to dislodge them from their sockets. A small pair of hemostats helps a lot.
    • Disconnect both inverter cables from the inverter board.

    • These connectors are seated very tightly in their sockets. It is helpful to use your fingernails or the tip of a spudger to push the ears on either side of the connectors to dislodge them from their sockets. A small pair of hemostats helps a lot.

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  16. Disconnect the two inverter cables at the top edge of the inverter using the method explained in the previous step.
    • Disconnect the two inverter cables at the top edge of the inverter using the method explained in the previous step.

  17. Rotate the display until it is nearly perpendicular to the rear case and lift it up to peel it off the EMI shield stuck to its top edge.
    • Rotate the display until it is nearly perpendicular to the rear case and lift it up to peel it off the EMI shield stuck to its top edge.

  18. Disconnect the optical drive thermal sensor cable by pulling its connector away from the socket on the logic board.
    • Disconnect the optical drive thermal sensor cable by pulling its connector away from the socket on the logic board.

    • Pull the connector parallel to the face of the logic board.

  19. Remove the two 3.6mm T6 Torx screws securing the optical drive ribbon cable connector to the logic board.
    • Remove the two 3.6mm T6 Torx screws securing the optical drive ribbon cable connector to the logic board.

  20. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive ribbon cable connector up off the logic board.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive ribbon cable connector up off the logic board.

    • The connector is most easily removed when prying from the top or bottom of the connector.

    • Bend the optical drive ribbon cable back away from the logic board.

    • Be very careful when moving the optical drive ribbon cable as it is delicate and easily ripped.

  21. Apple's "engineers" didn't learn much about deflection and material stiffness when they went to "college", so this optical drive is particularly difficult to remove because the bracket flexes too much. The next few steps require some patience and a good amount of force. Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the optical drive and its bracket until it contacts the chassis.
    • Apple's "engineers" didn't learn much about deflection and material stiffness when they went to "college", so this optical drive is particularly difficult to remove because the bracket flexes too much. The next few steps require some patience and a good amount of force.

    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the optical drive and its bracket until it contacts the chassis.

    • Grab the spudger as close to the surface of the optical drive as you can, then depress the release tab with your thumb while pulling toward yourself.

    • The wedge shape of the spudger may cause it to slip out of the gap toward yourself. Be sure to press the spudger in toward the rear case while squeezing the release tab.

  22. Remove the two 6mm T10 Torx screws from the side of the optical drive.
    • Remove the two 6mm T10 Torx screws from the side of the optical drive.

    • It's a good idea to lay your iMac flat on a table before removing these screws to avoid them falling behind the logic board.

  23. Reach behind the chassis and use your finger to unclip the lower optical drive tab from the chassis. Reach behind the chassis and use your finger to unclip the lower optical drive tab from the chassis.
    • Reach behind the chassis and use your finger to unclip the lower optical drive tab from the chassis.

  24. Maneuver the optical drive out of the rear case, minding the two plastic pins molded into the rear case near the open end of the optical drive that can break off. Maneuver the optical drive out of the rear case, minding the two plastic pins molded into the rear case near the open end of the optical drive that can break off.
    • Maneuver the optical drive out of the rear case, minding the two plastic pins molded into the rear case near the open end of the optical drive that can break off.

  25. Remove the two T6 Torx screws securing the optical drive cable to the optical drive.
    • Remove the two T6 Torx screws securing the optical drive cable to the optical drive.

  26. Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the optical drive cable connector and the optical drive.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the gap between the optical drive cable connector and the optical drive.

    • Twist the spudger to separate the connector from the optical drive.

    • Repeat this process for both sides of the connector.

  27. Pull the optical drive cable connector away from the optical drive.
    • Pull the optical drive cable connector away from the optical drive.

  28. Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the small pieces of EMI foam from the underside of the optical drive.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to remove the small pieces of EMI foam from the underside of the optical drive.

    • Don't forget to transfer these to your new drive.

  29. Peel the long strip of EMI foam from the underside of the optical drive.
    • Peel the long strip of EMI foam from the underside of the optical drive.

    • Don't forget to transfer this to your new drive.

  30. Remove the two T10 Torx screws from the side of your optical drive.
    • Remove the two T10 Torx screws from the side of your optical drive.

  31. Use the tip of a spudger to push the two optical drive bracket tabs out of their slots in the top of the optical drive.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to push the two optical drive bracket tabs out of their slots in the top of the optical drive.

  32. Using the tip of a spudger, press the optical drive bracket tab out of its slot on the side of the optical drive.
    • Using the tip of a spudger, press the optical drive bracket tab out of its slot on the side of the optical drive.

  33. Use the tip of a spudger to press the optical drive bracket tabs out of the slots in the top of the optical drive.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to press the optical drive bracket tabs out of the slots in the top of the optical drive.

  34. Pull the optical drive bracket toward the open end of the optical drive to free it from the optical drive.
    • Pull the optical drive bracket toward the open end of the optical drive to free it from the optical drive.

  35. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive thermal sensor off the adhesive securing it to the optical drive.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the optical drive thermal sensor off the adhesive securing it to the optical drive.

    • Don't forget to transfer this to your new drive.

    • If you have a disk or anything else stuck inside your optical drive, we have a guide to fix it.

  36. Remove the three 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the optical bay enclosure.
    • Remove the three 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the optical bay enclosure.

  37. Starting from the left edge, gently pull open the optical bay enclosure. Continue to pull open the two halves of the enclosure until they separate. Continue to pull open the two halves of the enclosure until they separate.
    • Starting from the left edge, gently pull open the optical bay enclosure.

    • Continue to pull open the two halves of the enclosure until they separate.

  38. Remove the two 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws securing the faceplate to the optical bay enclosure.
    • Remove the two 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws securing the faceplate to the optical bay enclosure.

  39. Lift the black plastic faceplate out of the optical bay enclosure. You will no longer need the faceplate or the two Phillips screws that held it in place. Set those parts aside if you ever wish to put the faceplate back into the enclosure. Reassemble the optical bay enclosure without the faceplate, reusing the original three 3.0 mm Phillips screws to keep it intact.
    • Lift the black plastic faceplate out of the optical bay enclosure.

    • You will no longer need the faceplate or the two Phillips screws that held it in place. Set those parts aside if you ever wish to put the faceplate back into the enclosure.

    • Reassemble the optical bay enclosure without the faceplate, reusing the original three 3.0 mm Phillips screws to keep it intact.

  40. Remove the plastic positioner from the optical bay hard drive enclosure by pressing in on one of the clips on either side and lifting it up and out of the enclosure. Remove the plastic positioner from the optical bay hard drive enclosure by pressing in on one of the clips on either side and lifting it up and out of the enclosure.
    • Remove the plastic positioner from the optical bay hard drive enclosure by pressing in on one of the clips on either side and lifting it up and out of the enclosure.

  41. Make sure that the hard drive connectors are facing down before placing it into the enclosure. Gently place the hard drive into the enclosure's hard drive slot. While firmly holding the enclosure in place with one hand, use your other hand to press the hard drive into the enclosure connectors.
    • Make sure that the hard drive connectors are facing down before placing it into the enclosure.

    • Gently place the hard drive into the enclosure's hard drive slot.

    • While firmly holding the enclosure in place with one hand, use your other hand to press the hard drive into the enclosure connectors.

  42. Once the hard drive is snug, reinsert the plastic positioner while holding the hard drive against the bottom of the enclosure. Reconnect any cables you have removed from the original optical drive onto the optical bay enclosure.
    • Once the hard drive is snug, reinsert the plastic positioner while holding the hard drive against the bottom of the enclosure.

    • Reconnect any cables you have removed from the original optical drive onto the optical bay enclosure.

Заключение

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

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