Replacing the Optical Drive

If removed, install the optical drive board to the optical drive with two T6 screws. 2. Insert the optical drive bezel-end-first into the opening in the housing. Be sure to align the two guide holes in the front bezel with guide posts at each end of the bezel opening. Push down on the black mounting bracket to lock the optical drive securely into place on the chassis. Caution Never press down on or grasp the body silver of the optical drive when removing or installing it. Depressing the body...

Power On Self Test POST

Intel-based Mac computers such as the iMac 17-inch Late 2006 rely on a combination of tones and blinking LEDs to display Power On Self Test POST error codes. If the computer detects out-of-specification or no SDRAM or the RAM installed does not meet the appropriate specifications, the screen will remain black but the power LED on the front of the computer will blink once per second to signal the error. This error condition may be due to physically damaged RAM, installing the incorrect type of...

Diagnostic LEDs

The iMac 17-inch Late 2006 has three built-in diagnostic LEDs and a front power-on sleep LED on the main logic board that can help you to troubleshoot the computer. 1. Follow the take apart instructions to remove the RAM access door, front bezel, and lower EMI shield. 2. Locate the SO-DIMM slot and LVDS video connector. The three diagnostic LEDs 1, 2, and 3 are located to the left of the battery and under the SATA cable. Note that the LEDs are marked 1, 2, 3 from left to right, as show below....

Builtin iSight Camera

The built-in camera is not recognized. 1. Boot the iMac 17-inch Late 2006 to the desktop and launch iChat AV. Note You do not need to be connected to a network to use iChat AV to troubleshoot. Verify that the correct versions of Mac OS X and iChat AV are installed. Reinstall or update software as needed. 2. Open the iChat AV preferences and click on the 'Video' icon. Verify whether the camera is recognized by the iChat AV software. Is the camera recognized Yes the camera is recognized and video...

Removing the Front Bezel

Open Imac Inch

With the bottom facing toward you use a T8 torx screwdriver to remove the four bezel mounting screws. The screws are shown in the order they were removed, left to right. 3. Located the access card tool. Bend the upper quarter of the access tool card slightly to engage the front bezel latches. Note Refer to Access Tool Modification in the General Information chapter if the bezel is difficult to open. 4. This picture shows how the access tool pushes the latch. Go on to the next step to use the...

IR Sensor Receiver

Supported applications do not respond to input from the remote control. 1. Perform the checks above under IR Remote to verify that the Apple Remote is functioning correctly, and retest. Do supported applications now respond to input from the IR remote Yes Problem resolved. 2. Verify that the IR Sensor can be seen in the Apple System Profiler. Open the Apple System Profiler and click on the USB section. You should see the following listed Manufacturer Product ID Vendor ID. Up to 12 Mb amp ec...

IMac inch Late Lower Exploded View

922 7001 Imac

Board, Optical Adapter not shown 922-7281 Hard Drive 661-4023 160 GB, 7200, SATA 661-4024 250 GB, 7200, SATA 661-4027 500 GB, 7200, SATA Antenna, Wireless, Left 922-7747 Antenna, Wireless, Right 922-7746 Camera Cable 922-7149 Clutch Cover 922-7080 Apple Remote, 661-3756 Access Card, 922-7172 Apple USB Modem, 661-3797 Apple Mighty Mouse, 661-3662 Wireless Keyboard, 661-2746 Wireless Mouse, 661-2747 Power Cord, 922-7139 EMI Foil, Rear Housing 922-7753 EMI tape, one strip, 922-4786 EMI tape, five...