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Changing a hard drive on third generation imac

Hi, does anyone know how to change the internal hard drive on a third generation imac (the aluminum and glass one),i would appreciate it if anyone has any installation guides or any good links. thanks.

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Hi there,

After a bit of confussion by what you mean by 3rd Gen and Aluminum and glass I've decided to give you two guides and you can choose which one you actually mean.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0_u4FhDP6-o&feature=related

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1tt8Jky3RQY

One of those should help you out.

All the best

Sean

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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