Removing the Display Bezel

  1. To access the display/bezel assembly you must first remove other service modules. This procedure will show you how to remove and replace these modules. Note: As you remove each module, set it aside, along with the screws for that module.
  2. Ground yourself. Touch the metal surface (as shown below) on the inside of the computer to discharge any static electricity.

Warning: Always discharge static electricity before you touch any parts or install any components inside the computer. To avoid generating static electricity, do not walk around the room until you have finished installing the part and closed the computer.

  1. Locate the optical drive in the top left corner.
  2. Locate the optical drive in the top left corner.
Drive Imac Inch

4. Using the tool provided, or a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four optical drive screws circled below. Set the screws aside.

5. Pull the optical drive tab straight up and then to the right.

Set the optical drive aside.

5. Pull the optical drive tab straight up and then to the right.

Set the optical drive aside.

7. Disconnect the black cable on the side of the hard drive. Note: Do not disconnect the other end of the cable. Leave the hard drive in place.

  1. Rotate the computer counterclockwise so the memory is in the position shown below.
  2. To release the memory from its slot, push down on the two side latches (circled below). Then pull the memory module out of the slot. Repeat this step if you have a second memory module.

11. Locate the gray plastic module on the right side of the computer. This is the inverter. You must remove the inverter to gain access to the display/bezel

Rotate the computer clockwise so you see the inverter cables as shown below. Tilt the inverter to access the two white cable connectors.

14. Disconnect the cables by pulling on the connector, not on the cables. Disconnect the smaller connector first.

15. Lift the inverter out of the computer. Disconnect the black connector (circled below) located under the gray fan duct. Gently pull the black cable to disconnect the connector. Shift the hard drive to the right if you need more room to access the cable.

16. Locate the small, gray inverter cable cover in the top right corner.

18. Disconnect the two white connectors underneath the cover. Pull on the connectors, not on the cables. Free the cables from the clips inside the cover. Set the inverter and cable cover aside.

20. Loosen the captive power supply screw (circled below) by turning it counterclockwise. The screw is captive; it will not come out. Note: You do not need to remove the power supply.

21. Remove the six screws attaching the midplane to the display/bezel.

22. Locate the black video cable running alongside the fan.

Imac Inch Internal Fans

23. To disconnect the cable from the board, remove the two screws at the end of the cable and pull up the black tab.

24. Release the cable from the metal cable clips (circled below)

26. Locate the pull tab. Pull the tab up to release the midplane assembly from the display/ bezel.

27. Push the inverter cables down through the openings on the midplane assembly. Lift the midplane assembly up and set it aside. Warning: Because the hard drive is not screwed into the midplane assembly, be careful it doesn't fall out when you lift the midplane.

28. With the midplane removed, you are left with the display/bezel service part (front and back shown below). Important: Return this display/bezel to Apple in the packaging provided.

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