iMac 27' broken stand hinge repair
Can I know the best way of to fix a 27” iMac broken stand hinge?
If any one have video content then it will be better.
I hope you are up to this. This is a big project!
There is two parts to the process:
The first part is removing the logic board and the center fan to gain access to the hinge assembly cover so you can replace the hinge assembly. Here’s the process iMac 27" Repair - Removing the Fan and Logic Board
The second part is you also need to remove the foot stand from the outside afterwards! Apple iMac stand removal with lock down and raise with a business card
You’ll need to carefully peel the shielding foil from the hinge cover and remove it to gain access to the hinge screws. Make sure you have a good Torx driver and I use a little toluene to soften the screw seal material around the hinge screws using a cotton swab (Q-Tip) as the screws are hard to get out.
Here is the needed parts:
Only needed if the foot is damaged
Forget the Apple parts and fixes, Google this : 27" Silver iMac Broken Hinge Solution
It’s a simple 3D printed contraption that was made to solve that specific and well-known problem. It sells for around 20$ and works like a charm.
I bought mine on Ebay but the link might change / expire over time, still here it is:
Nice … shipping is more than the product … i wonder why not simply send it via snail mail?