The following instructions explain how to apply thermal paste to the thermal pipe in the iMac (Flat Panel) computer. Failure to follow these instructions could cause the computer to overheat and damage internal components.
2 Squeeze a drop of thermal paste onto the middle of the thermal pipe surface as shown below. Note: In testing, the drop of thermal paste shown below completely covered the entire thermal pipe surface. Place at least this much paste on the thermal pipe.
3. Close the bottom housing. Securely fasten the four mounting torx screws very firmly (at least 17 in.-lbs. is necessary). Important: If you don't have access to a calibrated torque driver make certain that the screws are tightened firmly. You don't need a torque driver; however, there is one available from Apple if you feel you need it. The torque driver part number is 076-0899.
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