If you wish to modify the access card tool, order kit 076-1213. The kit contains an access card and a piece of EMI gasket that can be cut and added to the top of the card. The additional thickness on the card will improve the chances of making contact with each bezel latch.
1. Remove the tape on the gasket to expose the sticky side of the gasket. Attach the sticky side of the EMI gasket to the top of the access card.
2. Cut the EMI gasket to the edge of the access card.
The iMac enclosure is wrapped in EMI shielding that is easily torn and damaged. To maintain a properly shielded unit, you must repair all accidental tears and cracks to the shielding by covering them with EMI tape. Order EMI tape, part number 922-4786 (a long, thin strip) or 9225026 (short, wide strips).
Cover nicks, such as the those shown below, with EMI tape. Pay particular attention to the EMI shielding inside the rear housing, shown below. The EMI shield is easily damaged when replacing modules.
Pay particular attention to the EMI shielding inside the rear housing, shown below. The EMI shield is easily damaged when replacing the hard drive.
EMI tape covers the top and sides of the display panel, and the lower EMI shield covers the logic board along the bottom of the unit. The EMI tape and lower EMI shield are easily damaged when removed, and removal is necessary in order to access most components within the unit.
Should the EMI tape that seals the display, or the EMI shield covering the bottom of the enclosure (see photo below) accidentally tear, use EMI tape to repair and completely seal the unit.
iMac (Early 2006 17-inch) Take Apart — General Information
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