Question about Apple iMac Computers & Internet
Face down on soft thick cloth, removing cables first.
Then fine right screw driver along base. be care.
Posted on Jun 05, 2014
My go-to for Mac repairs is iFixit.com. They have very good step by step instructions.
Step One: locate the EMC number printed on the bottom of the foot of your iMac
Step Two: http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iMac
Select either G5 or Intel and the model that matches your EMC number. A link to he hard drive replacement instructions will be on the next page. Click on it.
if you don't have another computer to view the instructions while you are working on the iMac, print them as follows:
Scroll down a bit, right above the first image, you'll see
Formats: PDF XML Embed
click PDF and print
Read through the instructions twice before you begin, make sure you have all your tools laid out, a clean place to work and a sheet of paper. Every screw you remove, put it on the paper, and note where it came from. Take your time and follow each step.
If it looks too complicated for your skill level, there might be a certified apple repair store in your area who can do it for a fee.
Posted on May 29, 2014
First Gen Intel iMac Hard Drive Replacement Part 1
I would take a look at this video to see if this is something you want to take on. These are not the easiest computers to disassemble but if your good at following directions and if you have the right tools, you should be able to do this.
Posted on May 29, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: replace iMac g5 20 hard drive
Try reinstalling via your macbook pro but this way round.Put the Leopard Disk into the Macbook and then start the Macbook in Target mode.on the iMac start it up and hold down the Option (or Alt) key then wait.after a short while you will be offered the HD in the MacBook and the DVD. Choose the DVD and see what happens.
What happens when you do it the other war arounds is that you are installing a startup system for the MacBook onto the HD of the G5 and not the system for the G5. The installer uses the firmware of the motherboard that is running the install to select the correct version.
Another issue is that the disk formatting may be wrong. it's unlikely seeing that you used disk utility from the DVD, but it is possible.
Let us know how you get on.
Posted on May 09, 2012
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